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Touring Quito, Otavalo, and Cotacachi in Ecuador

A few months back I was fortunate enough to get that “once in a lifetime experience” sailing around the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. For many tourists that’s the whole focus and Quito gets a day in the itinerary—if they don’t just fly from Guayaquil to the islands instead. That’s a shame really, because Ecuador’s capital [...]

Review of Hacienda Cusin in Ecuador

Almost right across from a long-stemmed-roses farm near Otavalo sits Hacienda Cusin, offering a rustic but luxurious country home experience near a lake. If you’ve got some time to get out of Quito and stay a while instead of doing a day trip to the market and back in the same day, a stay at [...]