Ecuador | Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
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Got a hankering for something sweet? Buy a hunk of sugar cane and chew out the cane juice

As a vegetarian, the traditional foods in Ecuador and Peru presented a challenge, as they focus heavily on meat. The national dish of Peru is “cuy chactado,” or fried guinea pig....

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

As my time in Ecuador grew to a close I vacillated over the best way to make the land border crossing between Ecuador and Peru. Although it was possible to take...

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

Gravel spit from beneath the van’s wheels as we climbed into mountains erupting with picture-postcard spring colors. Though I enjoyed my time in Cuenca, it had been difficult to connect with...

Meeting up with expats for Sunday Football at the Inca Cafe

By the time I arrived in Cuenca I was stressed out and beaten down. Though rewarding, traveling through Ecuador had not been easy. I’d been seasick during my spectacular cruise with...