A long long time ago, some Spanish dudes put a bunch of cattle on a ship and brought them over to South America.
Fast-forward to now and Ecuador’s dairy industry is selling 1/4 billion dollars of dairy products in a year.
Cheese, milk, ice cream, yogurt, and more.
Ecuador produces 5.2 million liters of milk a day, and a lot of that is used for cheese.
According to a study done by Pulso Ecuador, 84% of Ecuadorian households regularly consume cheese.
But what kind of cheese? How are they eating it? Why are expats so down the cheese here? Is it cause most of them are knob heads?
That’s what we’re going to find out right now!!!!
Ecuador is awesome. There are so many reasons to pack your bags and head to Ecuador right now. Seriously! Get your wheelie bag, start throwing stuff into it, wash your butt and head out the door!
While I’ve outlined all the reasons to move to Ecuador in one of my past posts. Today, I want to trash talk the country. That’s right Ecuador, you’re not so hot. You’ve got problems and I’m here to point them out like you were on a red carpet and I was an aging plastic surgery addict.
In all seriousness, I love living in Ecuador, but maybe it’s not for you. Are you easily annoyed? Do you have a fear of volcanoes? This is my attempt at covering my ass so I don’t get angry e-mails telling me I ruined someone’s life.
Chengdu: City of Gastronomy
蚂蚁上树 – Mǎ Yǐ Shàng Shù
Glass noodles in a delicious sauce with ground pork.
Jiān dàn miàn – 煎蛋面
Fried egg and fresh tomatoes in a savory broth with noodles.
We are seasoned travelers. We’ve been to over 30 countries. We’ve taken beat-up buses through dangerous switchbacks. We’ve shared rooms with snakes, rats, and who knows what else. We’ve spewed liquid out of both ends in both hemispheres. And to be honest, I kind of like that aspect of travel. Unpredictability makes life exciting.
And then there’s India.
After booking a flight for a week-long trip to Taiwan, we started researching things to do. Our list ended up looking like a restaurant menu. For us, food is almost always the highlight of a good trip, but in Taiwan the possibilities overwhelmed us. I was more excited about a Taipei night market, than I was Ankor Wat or Machu Picchu. We decided to stay in Taipei for the whole week, and basically live like a local – a local that’s on the highway to obesity.
Taipei, Taiwan – The Greatest Food City in the World?