This blog started when I first moved to Ecuador six years ago. Then it was a way for me to get important and relevant information on a platform where people could find it as information on the internet isn’t always reliable and things change quickly here.
In its present day form it is a continuation of my work with Moon Travel Guides. I took over the job of updating the current guide for the author, Ben Westwood. The story goes that we met at a bar I where I was working called Uncle Ho’s in Quito. At the time I was working as an editor for a year long project that Travelocity undertook. We have stayed in touch since that time and when Ben needed help, I was quick to accept the job.
Since then I’ve talked to hundreds of people, visited countless cities and am in constant touch with people involved in tourism in Ecuador.
What I’ve learned is that when travelling here, one needs to find the hubs where travellers meet. One small cafe, one bar on a quiet side street or one person on staff at the local hostal can make the difference between a trip and a trip of a lifetime.
While the Moon Travel Guide is in print and static, this blog aims to bridge the gap between the present and the written page. Check back regularly for updates and stories about the people and places that make Ecuador a place to visit.
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