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I’m painting the amazing Galápagos wildlife – from my sitting room
Can a virtual four-day art class come anywhere close to visiting the famous archipelago? Maybe not, but for our writer it turns out to offer something far more valuable

Kevin Rushby

24, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 places to visit on the Ecuador coast
Air Europa’s new flights from Madrid to Guayaquil start on 16 December, making an Ecuador trip much easier. Here, we highlight a coastline of great resorts, as well as tropical forest and wonderful wildlife

Ben Westwood

16, Dec, 2016 @6:30 AM

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Ecuador’s Yasuni park: where oil vies with tourism for the rainforest
The Sani people face a choice between encouraging ecotourism to their rainforest – one of the world’s most biodiverse – and allowing in the oil companies

Kevin Rushby

23, Oct, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Stay on the Ecuador farm that produces the world’s most expensive chocolate
A bar of To’ak chocolate sells for a tooth-splintering $345 – but a stay in a treehouse in the Ecuador rainforest where it originates costs just $15 a night

Aaron Kase

26, Sep, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Chimborazo peak, Ecuador: the closest place to space on Earth
Climbing the world’s ‘highest’ mountain – not Everest, the one in Ecuador – pushes Kevin Rushby to his limits. Plus more mountains for amateur climbers

Kevin Rushby

23, Jan, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Ecuador eco-tour shows positive effects of mangrove replanting in face of El Niño
Near the resort of Bahía de Caráquez, a community project has restored mangrove forests – and may help save it from one of the strongest ever El Niños

Aaron Kase

26, Nov, 2015 @1:35 PM

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Camping around South America
After four years’ travelling from the Caribbean coast to Patagonia, Paula Dear says camping in deserts, in the shadow of the Andes and by tropical beaches – all for under £10 a night – made her trip to South America

Paula Dear

14, Nov, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The insider's cultural guide to Quito: 'Sun, fog, corn, stone, cars …'
From alternative radio stations to contemporary art and digital cumbia beats, musician and researcher Ata Wallpa introduces Ecuador’s vibrant capital

Ata Wallpa

02, Mar, 2015 @2:20 PM

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Alternative New Year's Eve festivals around the world

From flaming balls to burning barrels, a drag queen drop to an all-night Junkanoo – we see in 2014 with some of the world's quirkiest celebrations

Will Coldwell

30, Dec, 2013 @6:01 AM

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Ecuador's great train line reopens this summer – in pictures

New luxury steam trains will take passengers from Quito to the coast - on one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world - following a multi-million pound project to restore Ecuador's historic railway

Georgia Brown

19, Mar, 2013 @2:25 PM

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No volcanos, fewer tower blocks - Ecuador lands a 'safer' airport for Quito

Scary flights at Mariscal Sucre end next week as airport transfers out of town but pilots dispute take-offs or landings will be less hairy

Jonathan Watts in Quito

07, Feb, 2013 @11:11 AM

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Food in Ecuador: a lesson in diversity

Ecuador is snapping at Peru's heels as a foodie destination, with a more varied natural larder, and young chefs happy to mix things up at a new wave of restaurants, says Ben Quinn

Ben Quinn

01, Feb, 2013 @9:00 PM

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