The Ecuadorian Pacific Coast – Part 2: Manta, Bahía de Caráquez and Canoa

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Beach, Cities, Coast, Gastronomy | 0 comments

The second part of my journey took me farther to the northern part of Manabí Province. My first destination was Manta, a port city on the...

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The Ecuadorian Pacific Coast – Part 1: Crucita and Montañita

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Beach, Cities, Coast, Gastronomy | 0 comments

This time my journey took me to the Pacific coast of Ecuador, to Manabí and Santa Elena Province to be precise. The capital of the Manabí...

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A train ride back into the past, where traditions are still alive

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Cities, Culture, Gastronomy, Nature, Technology, Train | 0 comments

Usually when we take a train ride, we do it in order to get from one place to the other. Here in Ecuador the concept of a train trip is...

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Happy Palate at Palacio de la Fritada

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in Gastronomy, Interviews | 0 comments

Ecuadorian cuisine has many unique qualities that will delight any curious palate.  We were on our way back from Papallacta, where we took...

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Traditional Sweets Fair in Quito

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Gastronomy | 2 comments

I have liked sweets ever since I was a little girl, especially homemade ones.  I remember when I lived in Nicaragua, I met several...

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Interview with Thomas Contag, Owner of the German restaurant Mucki’s

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Gastronomy, Interviews | 0 comments

Text: Christina Bremekamp Translation: Maggie Bjorklund Photos: Luis Salas Thomas Contag has visited Germany only twice in his life, but...

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