New Movies from Ecuador

New Movies from Ecuador

Movies from Ecuador are hot! Not only in Ecuador. There is an Ecuatorian Film Festival in New York just in this moment. Production support from the Goberment has increased. Film-educated Ecuadorians abroad have returned. Here are some interesting movies from the...

But Lonely George wasn’t dead

But Lonely George wasn’t dead

I knew George when he lived. It may have been in the year 2009 or in 2010, I met him at the Galapagos. He must have been more than 100 years at then. The giant tortoise Lonely George / George Solitario was the very, very last of its kind. And he was it the last 40...

Christmas in Ecuador

Christmas in Ecuador

The big difference between Christmas in Ecuador and Christmas in Northern Europe and the US is the absence of must-do-things. Here on latitude zero, we mustn't bake seven varieties for Christmas, have a Christmas tree, eat rib on Christmas Eve or see the silver boys...

Who will be the next president of Ecuador?

Who will be the next president of Ecuador?

The candidates and the political organizations are mobilizing in front of the election in february 2013.  Will there be a change or will Correa be reelected as president? The actual president Rafael Correa will certainly present his candidature for proceeding his...

Welcome Sr. Assange

Welcome Sr. Assange

The morning of August 16. many waited anxiously the expected decision of the Goberment whether thy will grant the Australian hacker and leader of the controversial organization Wikileaks, Julian Assange, political asylum in Ecuador or not. The main issue in this news...

At the equator

At the equator

Ecuador and the Equator line are roughly sharing their name. They are both in the world (Mitad del Mundo).  It is posible to visit four different attractions close to the equator line from Quito. It started with a French expedition of scientists led by Charles Marie...

The ideal Tourist Apartment in Quito

The ideal Tourist Apartment in Quito

I have searched. And I found it already in October last year. The ideal short term apartments for tourists visiting Ecuador. They do deserve the best. I am talking about a modern suite of 49 square meters located in central Mariscal district of Quito with all the...

The Noble Peace Price to Lenin Moreno?

The Noble Peace Price to Lenin Moreno?

Vice-President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, has been proposed as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work for the disabled. Who is he? Lenin Moreno was born in 1953 and depends on his own wheelchair. During the critical hours in an assumed coup attempt 30...

Baños

Baños

The friendly town of Baños is located 189 km south of Quito. Visiting Baños is one of the best posibilites to experience the best of the ecuadorian mountain nature. It's easily reached by bus from Quito (but keep an open eye on your hand luggage). Located 1800 meters...

Food in Ecuador

Food in Ecuador

Eating in Ecuador is a real experience. If you want it to be. This little country is the host of various zones of temperature and have access to nearly all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Rice and potatoes could be served on the same dish. Apples and pears are sold...