Being a young, White, single woman in this Latin American country made me acutely aware of how systemic racism and stereotyping was indeed a factor in both my successes and failures. Everywhere I went it seemed as if people were eager to be my friend.
People were kind to me for no reason other than because they wished to be. ” I pressed her for answers where I knew there were none. “Because you’re like the exotic zoo animal that everybody wants a picture with,” she told me.
This is so popular that we have given it its own destination pages which you can see here: Galapagos Islands We offer a wide choice of Galapagos cruises and also excellent land based itineraries for those that don't want to cruise.
On our website you will find details of some of the main highlights of the country.
Flight time: There is an international airport at Quito and at Guayaquil.
KLM and Iberia have routes via Europe to both cities.
I wanted to live somewhere in Latin America, sure, but Ecuador never even made it to the list of possibilities.
When I stopped in Ecuador on my way to Peru, though, I felt an overwhelming sense of nostalgia.
The people welcomed me home and the culture sucked me in.
Within a few months, I had a steady job, a group of friends, an Ecuadorian boyfriend, and a pretty decent second language all tucked under my belt.
Rustic mountain lodge within sight of Cotopaxi Volcano offering a great range of outdoor activities and village visits.
La Casona de la Ronda is a charming colonial house dating back to the 18th century in the heart of historic Quito.
Travel to Ecuador and you are sure to leave with a great love of the country and its people.