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5 Language-Learning Apps: Cracking the Language Code Before I traveled, I failed to realize that having English as my first language was such a privilege. I have always been envious of foreign accents. Foreign languages are like a code that your brain so badly wants to crack. You lean closer to the foreigner’s face as they speak, you stare at their moving […]
Safety: 3 Tips for Preventing Danger on the Road Whether you’re a first time tourist or a well seasoned traveler, there is always a concern for safety. Quito, especially, can be an overwhelming city because it is so huge and the traffic- is a topic for another blog. Let’s not forget to mention all those travel pamphlets you’ve been reading up on about the […]
A Getaway from Quito Traffic: Mindo, Ecuador If you need to get away from the horns in the bustling Quito streets, take a 2 and a half hour trip to Mindo, Ecuador. Mindo is a small village up the Andes mountains. The bus ride to Mindo will only cost you $2.50. Why not? The view from the bus is a tease. It […]
Ecuador might be the smallest of the Andean countries, but size is a hardly a factor in light of what it contains. The entire country covers the Northern Coast, Southern Coast, Andean Highlands and