4×4 in Ecuador

Most small towns and villages have their locals festivities and one of the events is 4x4. Today in Tanicuchi was no exception.  Tanicuchi is off the Panamerican Highway, around 1 1/2 drive south of Quito in the province of Cotopaxi. A makeshift piste was set up, zigzaging through stream which was diverted specially for the... Continue Reading →

Blue Footed Boobies

The name booby comes from the Spanish term bobo, which means "stupid" or "fool"/"clown".  This is because the Blue-footed Booby is clumsy on land. On the Galapagos you can get close to the funny birds and take some amazing photographs. The Blue-footed Booby's diet consists mainly of fish. Blue-footed Boobies are specialized fish eaters feeding... Continue Reading →

It´s all about the horses

The Machachi fiestas usually go on most of the month of July. But the largest event is by far the Paseo del Chagra. Today there were around 2000 horses. An impresive sight, I have never seen so many horses all in one place. It originated  from the 1877 eruptions of Cotopaxi volcano. In a miraculous... Continue Reading →


People who live on the Galapagos mainly work in tourism and a smaller percentage in fishing.  On the islands the unique ecological situation has forced the Galapagos to have a special law that prevents anyone who are not legal residents and authorizes maximum stay of 90 days each year. The result is unexpected human stories,... Continue Reading →

The Mama Negra

The Mama Negra is a Cotopaxi festivity twice a year in September and November with the main event being November. Its origin is lost in history, in a mixture of mestizo demonstrations : pagan and religious, indigenous, African and Spanish, the same as their characters, rituals, costumes, dance and music give life, retraced every year... Continue Reading →

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