The Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve is a one of a kind place – literally. It’s the only volcanic crater in the world that has farming in it. It’s one of two volcano craters with a town inside of it. We packed our bags and took the short drive from Quito to stay overnight in a collapsed volcano.
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. More
I’ve been living in Ecuador for over a year now. My significant other and I have lived in North American, Europe, and Asia – we’ve traveled to over 30 countries – and I think it’s safe to say that Ecuador, right now, is probably the place that we have considered retiring in the most.
The beauty, the culture, and the benefits all play a major role in this decision.
I’m going to break it all down and tell you why Ecuador is an amazing option when it comes to retiring. More
VIDEO: How to Play Cuarenta – Ecuador’s Favorite Card Game
It’s common to visit a park in Ecuador, especially in the Sierra region, and see a group of older men crowded around two people playing cards. These two old-timers are probably playing Cuarenta, the most popular card game in Ecuador.
Cuarenta means 40 in Spanish. The game is called this because it only uses 40 cards, and the first to 40 wins the game.
It’s a really fun game to play. If you and a partner are traveling to Ecuador, why not learn the rules so Cuarenta can keep you entertained as you travel the beautiful country of Ecuador. More
Ecuador is an incredible place to motorcycle. Most of the roads are in great condition. There are mountain roads and coastal roads with magnificent views. For the more adventurous, there are precarious dirt, gravel, and stone roads that will take you to hard to reach off-the-beaten-path destinations. The best way to experience it all is on two wheels. More
Aji Sauce – available in every restaurant, but always a little different.
The sauce of choice in Ecuador is aji sauce. It’s a chili pepper sauce, but it’s not always spicy. Every restaurant makes the sauce themselves, so it changes depending on what they’re serving, where in Ecuador they are, and even what’s in season. More