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10 best Instagram spots in Quito.
10 Best Instagram Spots In Quito, Ecuador

You can find a lot of attractive Instagram spots in Ecuador's capital. Everything from craters, lookouts, monuments and urban city life. Here is a list of the 10 best Instagram spots in Quito. 1. Parque Itchimbia https://www.instagram.com/p/BEujWx1mOgs/?taken-by=thevikingabroad This amazing park is a perfect getaway from the busy city of Quito. It...

What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador - For Female Travelers
What To Pack For A Trip To Ecuador – For Female Travelers

  Ecuador is a small country in South America.  It has four regions: Jungle, Andes, Coast and The Galapagos. This article covers an overall packing list of what you should pack for a trip to Ecuador. This post contains affiliate links   Going to the Galapagos Islands? Read this...

How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands
How To Prepare For A Trip To The Galapagos Islands

Travelling to the Galapagos Islands is on many people's bucket list. It is a trip of a lifetime and you want it to be perfect! The Galapagos Islands are one of those unique places on the planet, with creatures you won't see any other place. It...

Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon
Why You Should Visit Puyo In The Ecuadorian Amazon

Puyo is at the entrance of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Many backpackers stop in Puyo on their way to Cuyabeno or Yasuni, which are deeper into the Amazon. You don't need to travel too far to experience the Amazon in Ecuador. You have probably heard of the swing at...

Top 10 Places To Visit In Ecuador
Top 10 places to visit in Ecuador

  Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and Peru. You have probably heard of The Galapagos Islands, but did you know it was a part of Ecuador? Although, The Galapagos Islands are the most visited...

top 6 things to do in Quito Ecuador The Viking Abroad
Top 6 Things To Do in Quito

This post contains affiliate links  Quito is the capital of Ecuador, located on the equator in South America. Imagine standing on the world’s highest point of the equator! Quito is 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. This city has a lot to give, everything from UNESCO...

Mindo – Ecuadorian Cloud Forest

Mindo is in the cloud forest in Ecuador. It is only two hours from Quito. Mindo is known for its Butterflies, hummingbirds, and lush landscape . You can visit the butterfly reserve where you can feed the butterflies. If you are lucky, you can see...

Guacos dancing around me at the Mama Negra Festiival
Mama Negra Festival – Latacunga, Ecuador

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});     Guacos dancing around me and cleansing me at the Mama Negra Festival Mama Negra festival is celebrated in Latacunga beginning of November every year. The tradition is inspired  by Spanish, Incan ,African and Mayan traditions. Latacunga was colonized by the Spanish, because...

Non-Touristy Places To Visit In Ecuador
Non-Touristy Places To Visit In Ecuador

You have probably heard of places to visit in Ecuador like The Galapagos Islands, Quito, Guayaquil, and Cuenca. Here is a list of my favorite none- touristy places to visit in Ecuador for people that have seen it all or if you want to avoid...

Isveglio - The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee
Isveglio – The Secret of Ecuadorian Coffee

Nothing is better than drinking a coffee without being interrupted. And by that, I also mean good, quality coffee. No Starbucks, instant or fuel station coffee. I have been drinking coffee since I was 16. I started with drinking Americano with no sugar or milk....

20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador
20 Photos To Inspire You To Visit Ecuador

  Ecuador is a small country in South America, placed on the equator. Ecuador is crossing borders with Colombia and Peru. You have probably heard of The Galapagos Islands, but did you know it was a part of Ecuador? Although, The Galapagos Islands are the most visited...

Why You Should Visit Baños in Ecuador
Why You Should Visit Baños In Ecuador

  You might have seen pictures of the swing at the end of the world.  That swing is in Baños, Ecuador. Did you know Baños means baths in Spanish? The city got its name after all the hot water pools. In the last couple of years,...

Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador
Climbing Rucu Pichincha, Quito Ecuador

Last Saturday my legs were aching for hiking. My boyfriend and I couldn't find anything closer than Rucu Pichincha, which is just a couple of minutes from our apartment in Quito. The volcano is over 4696 meters above the sea! You might think that is...

How it was to experience the 7,8 earthquake in Ecuador
How it was to experience a 7.8 earthquake in Ecuador

It was a Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to a flea market to some of our friends that were moving from Ecuador to Spain. I was sitting in the car for maybe 30 minutes waiting for my boyfriend to finish some things before we...

Could you live abroad?
Could you live abroad?

Always dreamed about living abroad? People might say; “Just go for it, you only live once!” But is it really that easy? In 2012 I was so tired of living in my hometown in Norway, my legs were screaming to go to another country! The...

Top Tips For Travelling in Quito, Ecuador The Viking Abroad
Top tips for travelling in Quito, Ecuador

You should know before you go. After living in Quito for one year and a half I have learnt of my own good or bad experiences. I have got my phone stolen, almost got hit by a car and I have not been able to pay,...

top tips for travelling in Quito
Top tips for travelling in Quito, Ecuador

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