Ecuador

Vintage Travel Posters Of Latin America

In this post, I curate over 100 vintage travel posters of Latin America — organized by country — with prints dating from the early 1900s to the 1990s.

Ladies and gentlemen, you won’t want to miss this one!

My Latin Life’s Guide To E-Commerce In Latin America

My latest of many money-making schemes has been in the world of e-commerce.

I started playing around with it during my last trip to Peru. Appeared the country was ripe for it. Its economy was growing rapidly, and I certainly noticed people with disposal income in Lima, but there was a lack of cool things to buy – many of the big chain American stores that I saw in Mexico that offered impossibly cheap goods hadn’t made their way down, and I knew that import laws were pretty lax compared to countries like Argentina or Ecuador, and manufacturing costs were lower than countries like Chile or Brazil…

Salinas, Ecuador Travel Guide

Like Manta, Salinas is a popular beach resort city on Ecuador’s coast. In the high season, it gets very crowded (majority of people being Ecuadorian tourists).

How NOT To Get Scopolamined in South America

I’d like to talk a bit about how to avoid getting Scopolamined (or, drugged in general) in South America.

Anyone who’s travelled down here knows that folks will try to take advantage of you. And, when it comes to scopolamine, women are the main culprits.

So, we’ll focus mostly on women today (what’s new, eh?)…

Quito, Ecuador Women and Dating Guide

Located at an even higher elevation than Cuenca! The highest constitutionally-recognized capital city in the world (La Paz, Bolivia is higher, but it’s an administrative capital only). Also, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guayaquil, Ecuador Women and Dating Guide

The largest city in Ecuador and the main business and commerce hub. I’d consider it Ecuador’s most modern city. While it may not have quite the colonial charm as Quito or Cuenca, it does have a nice boardwalk and area surrounding it.

Cuenca, Ecuador Women and Dating Guide

The third largest city in Ecuador. 2500 meters above sea-level (8,200 ft) so altitude sickness can occur. A popular tourist destination, but not as overrun as Cusco, Peru or Boquete, Panama.

Lima vs. Quito: A South American Showdown

Hola, mi gente!

Today is another city-comparison post. In this instalment, I’ll be helping you decide if you should travel to Lima (“The City Of Kings”) or Quito (“The Light of America”).

Here are the others in case you missed ’em…