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Got a hankering for something sweet? Buy a hunk of sugar cane and chew out the cane juice

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series PeruAs a vegetarian, the traditional foods in Ecuador and Peru presented a challenge, as they focus heavily on meat. The national...

My guide Maikol, who handled the border crossing for $12

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series PeruAs my time in Ecuador grew to a close I vacillated over the best way to make the land border crossing...

Custom inlaid guitars, handmade by Jose Uyaguari in San Bartolome, one of the artisan villages near Cuenca, Ecuador

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series EcuadorGravel spit from beneath the van’s wheels as we climbed into mountains erupting with picture-postcard spring colors. Though I enjoyed my...

Meeting up with expats for Sunday Football at the Inca Cafe

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series EcuadorBy the time I arrived in Cuenca I was stressed out and beaten down. Though rewarding, traveling through Ecuador had not...

The train makes a brief stop after descending the Nariz del Diablo for photo ops of the zig-zag tracks that slice the nearly vertical rock outcropping

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Ecuador  High in the Andes Mountains, at the point where the Guasuntos and Chanchán Rivers meet, a gigantic rock known as...

Booming tunes of the Cristiana Cristo Rey Band lured me to the entrance of the gymnasium where Quichua celebrated Independence Day

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series EcuadorThe pickup truck squealed to a stop in front of me and six suit-clad men scrambled out of the open bed....