Category Ecuador

Ayangue beach: A hidden gem on the Ecuatorian coast

Ayangue Ecuador kids

Our first destination once we crossed into Ecuador from Peru on our overland adventure from Argentina to Montana was the tiny beach town of Ayangue. This quaint fishing village, nestled within the protective cliffs of a small bay, is a haven for local families from Guayaquil and other points in southern Equador. A good friend of ours from Quito, who I met in Ashland, Oregon over 12 years ago while attending Southern Oregon University, recommended the place as a great beach for families, and he was right.

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You couldn’t ask for a more peaceful to place to unwind on the beach and let the kids run amok than Ayangue...

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Christmas in Ecuador: Nativity Scenes on Crack


Could It Be the Fumes from Cotopaxi, or the “Cocaine Tea”? Either Way Christmas in Ecuador is Very Special

Having been an expat family for the past four years, we are used to going with the flow and celebrating holidays in new ways, skipping treasured festivals completely, and learning about new holiday traditions. For example, each Christmas in Argentina we participated in the elaborate tradition of staying up late and keeping our tired kids awake until midnight, then sneaking in the presents and pretending Santa had just flown off – followed inevitably by the frightened screams of our sleepy toddlers who apparently were not at all overjoyed when faced with the reality of a strange fat man sneaking around our house at night.

This past holiday season found us on the road, overlanding fro...

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