There are plenty of theories about how the Panama Hat got his name. One is that in former times goods could not be imported directly from the countries of South America to the United States. A central collecting point and custom office was needed, which was Panama. So every good had the stamp of the [...]
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Ecuador is a country with such diversity and offering such great options for enjoying life and relaxing. Therefore Ecuador was named to one of the countries in which it is worth spending his retirement. The list was released by the U.S. News: Money. Factors like way of life, visiting sites, tranquility and budget played an [...]
The Yasuni National Park is situated between the Rio Napo and the Rio Curaray and is Unesco biosphere reserve since 1989. The Yasuni National Park has one of the largest diversity in the world. 593 different species of birds, 121 reptile-species and 4000 different plants can be seen in an area of 1 Mio Hectare. [...]
Last Sunday we did a horseback ride at the Papagayo Hosteria which costs 35$ per Person for four hours. We were seven persons and had booked a transfer from Quito to the Hosteria Papagayo. The transfer was about 50$ return, so that we have to pay 7$ each. Unfortunately, the transfer arrived one hour late [...]
Quito is the new Capital of Culture of America in the year 2011.This title was given of the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals (IBOCC) and is another very important title for Quito, which counts to the Unesco World Heritage since 1978.
Last weekend I and some friends of mine made an amazing trip to Papallacta and the Cayambe Coca National Park. We started on Saturday afternoon by car and drove to an incredibly beautiful landscape from Quito to Papallacta. It takes about two hours from Quito and we drove along green mountains with great waterfalls and [...]
Every Sunday the ciclopaseo takes place. 30 Kilometres of roads from north to south are closed for cars and motorbikes and reserved for bikers and jogger. You can go from the north to the south of Quito and back.
Last weekend was the first weekend with the new law implemented under the administration of President Rafael Correa to diminish the crime rate and to stimulate tourism in Ecuador by increasing safety. Up to know alcohol was accessible almost everywhere in Ecuador, from bars, café´s, disco´s over supermarkets to the small shops. In the past, [...]