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3 Great Beaches in Ecuador

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A friend who just got back from Ecuador reminded me the other day how brilliant the beaches are here. You might not think of Ecuador as being the sort of place for hitting the sand but there are actually some amazing beaches around the country and I went to three of them.

The Best Places to Go Extreme Swimming

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Swimming is one of life’s great pleasures, giving you a great workout and letting you relax at the same time. If you want to add some extreme swimming to your trips then where can you most easily do so?

Otavalo is Worth More Than a Day Trip

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I mentioned the city of Otavalo a while back, as a possible day trip option from Quito. It’s only a couple of hours from the capital of Ecuador, so many tourists choose to join a tour and spend just a few hours there during the famous market day.

Finding the Centre of the World in Quito

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Quito in Ecuador is a city which holds a very special place in my heart. This is where I first experienced South America, where I started to learn Spanish and where I tried to balance an egg in the centre of the world.

Baños: Stretching Toffee and Soaking in Hot Water

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I have to confess that I had no idea what to expect from Baños in Ecuador. As far as I could tell, this was a small town in the middle of nowhere whose name translated as “Toilets”. What I didn’t expect was to find one of the most magical places I have ever seen and to run into an old work colleague.