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Quilotoa Lagoon A Volcanic Crater Lake | Start Living Ecuador
At about 14 kilometers from Zumbahua, about an hour from Latacunga lies the small village of Quilotoa atop the famous volcanic crater lake of Quilotoa Lagoon. A really marvelous site to visit.   Another activitiy to enjoy, apart from the ones offered in Montecristi Golf Club, is the one where you get in contact with mother nature.   The mirror green lake sits 400 meters below and both the snow-covered peaks of the Cotopaxi volcano...
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Catequilla the Center of the World | Start Living Ecuador
Around 700.000 people visit every year the Monument to the Center of the World in Quito. The number that visits Catequilla, the true Middle of the World, is unknown.   The monument to the middle of the world is located in San Antonio de Pichincha, about an hour north of the center of the city. It measures over 30 meters high and it’s topped with an earth globe that weights 4 tons. It was built...
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Puerto Quito a Paradise of Biodiversity| Start Living Ecuador
Created on April 1st, 1996 and located 143 kilometers to the north and west of Quito, Puerto Quito is one of the touristic destinations from the so-called Quitu-Caras Trail, where national and foreign visitors can enjoy from communitarian eco-tourism, adventure trails, or resting next to the Caoni and Silanche rivers and also discover beautiful waterfalls.   One can also visit the pre-Columbian settlements within the area, listen to Puerto Rican marimba, played by the traditional...
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Yahuarcocha Lake Car Races | Start Living Ecuador
Yahuarcocha Lake Car Races | Start Living Ecuador Laguna Yahuarcocha, meaning blood lake in the Kichwa language, is a sacred lake of Ecuador. The Car Races in Yaguarcocha.   Looking across the still waters in the picturesque region of Ibarra, it is hard to imagine that it was once the scene of a bloody massacre, a consequence of indigenous resistance against Inca domination.   Laguna Yahuarcocha, also spelled Yawarkucha, is located about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) from the...
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Blog: Fig Dessert Recipe | Start Living Ecuador
Figs have been around for centuries. It is a native plant of the middle east where it was cultivated for its fruit starting centuries ago.   It is probably one of the first plant cultivated by humans, it even predates the domestication before wheat. Both Aristotle and Theophrastus described it in their works. They were a common food for the Romans also.   Fig found its way to Portugal, Afghanistan, India and then it was...
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