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Ecuador’s Amazon Guayusa! The Superfood that offers  Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine

Guayusa is a sacred leaf that was grown in the jungle by the indigenous Kichwa. It is used in ceremonial rituals. This is a clean, healthy alternative to your daily coffee.

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Amazon Rainforest Midwives Move The World

A small community in Ecuador’s Amazon called Archidona is home to a group of indigenous Kichwa midwives who fight for their traditional medicinal practices and remain faithful to them despite discrimination, misogyny, and a lack of financial support.


Pre-Columbian farmers had presided over supposedly pristine South American forests

Perpetual clouds cover the canopy of a tropical forest that seems pristine on the Quijo Valley in northern Ecuador. The beauty of the cloud forest conceals a tragic, violent past. New sediment analysis of the Valley’s Lake Huila has revealed centuries of indigenous agriculture, which was destroyed by fire and warfare in 1588.

Galapagos marine wildlife

Scientists create a genetic catalog of Galapagos species

A team of Ecuadorian scientists and researchers is working hard to determine the genetic history of the Galapagos Islands. They are comparing the “barcodes of life”, which represent the species found in the archipelago, with the global gene bank to find new species.

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Jasmine Tookes’ wedding was a Victoria’s Secret Model reunion in Quito

Jasmine Tookes’ marriage was a Victoria’s Secret Angels reunion! The supermodel, who is now 30, married Snapchat’s Juan David Borrero (31), in Ecuador on September 4th — Victoria’s Secret models Lais Reiro, Shanina Shaik and Kelsey Merritt were also in the bridal party.


Why Ecuador is vaccinating its population more quickly than the rest of world

The government is expecting to inoculate 9,000,000 people, or half of the country’s population, in just 100 days. This surge in vaccinations will allow the government to reach this goal in just 100 days. 

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Quito hopes for tourism recovery through Covid vaccination passports

The Quito City Hall hopes for a gradual recovery of the tourism sector beginning in 2021. Anti-Covid vaccination programmes gain momentum around the globe, and Ecuadorian authorities have allowed entry to people who have been immunized without the need for a PCR test.

Peru | South America

How to Spend a Weekend in Peru

Peru is a country that’s blessed with beautiful scenery, rich and flourishing culture, and extensive and colorful history. This makes it one of the best destinations in South America both for casual and hardcore tourists and travelers. There are lots of things to do and places to visit. If you are looking to spend a […]

Ecuadorian Amazon

5 Things to Look Out For When You Visit the Ecuadorian Amazon

A vacation to the Ecuadorian Amazon really is a feast for the eyes. From colorful macaws and toucans to flowing rivers and coffee plants, there are lots of things you’ll see during your trip. However, there are a few things that you definitely won’t want to miss, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these […]