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San Francisco Plaza in Quito Ecuador

San Francisco Plaza in Quito

The San Francisco Plaza is one of my favorite touristy spots in the Historic Downtown area of Quito. It’s a good place for people watching and you have great views/photo opportunities from every angle: the statue of Virgin on the top the Panecillo hill, the green and gold domes or cupolas of La Compañía church,…

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Vilcabamba valley view from Izhcayluma

Vilcabamba valley view from Izhcayluma

I took this photo of the Vilcabamba valley and mountains when we visited Ecuador a couple years ago. We went to the restaurant at Hosteria Izhcayluma, located outside of the town. The view from this place are amazing, you can stay there or just come for lunch/dinner or drinks. We shared a bottle of wine…

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Medici Fountain at the Luxembourg Garden in Paris

Medici Fountain at the Luxembourg Garden

When I was 20 I (luckily) spent a few months in Paris, thanks to my uncle who was living there at the time. My cousin and I would spend our days exploring different parts of the city (old fashioned style with a paper guidebook). I remember going to the Jardin du Luxembourg (aka Luxembourg Garden)…

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What to eat in Loja Ecuador

What to eat in Loja, Ecuador

My guide of what to eat in Loja, Ecuador. This is my list of traditional (and some less so) foods to try in my hometown of Loja, included are the classics repe, cecina, tamales, cuy, as well as local favorites like pinchos de la Siembra and Salchipapas del Soda.

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