The Grub-Five Spots to Find Good Eats in Quito

 Want to get away from the tried and true and a little worn out from expensive restaurants when you are visiting Quito? Take a look at the Bucketlist, Ecuador’s list of finds around town for an international taste of Italian, Mexican, fusion and the best burgers and wings in town.     1  Romolo E … Continue reading

The Hubs

Walking into a new place and feeling a different energy in the air is invigorating. Hubs can be restaurants, expat hangouts, motorcycle rental shops or the only cafe in town that serves good coffee. When travelling in Ecuador, make sure you check the following place out for the companionship of fellow travellers and the expertise of those who find themselves the proprietors of the establishments themselves

Travel Hacks, Ecuador

Ecuador’s changes in latitude spans beyond the sharp contrasts of the land. Navigating the culture is another set of directions to master which sometimes leave the newly arrived traveller and the long-term expat a bit sideways. Facts of life that people run out of change, taxis need to be vetted and negotiated with and that there are few places to get a Guinness are commonly covered on TripAdvisor and other travel forums.

Apart from the every day nuisances needed to successfully navigate the hills and valleys of the country, there are other points on the compass to be considered while traversing the land. This is an introduction to a new series about travel hacks for living and travelling in Ecuador and why you need them. Subscribe to the Bucketlist here, like us on Facebook or check back weekly for new posts about Ecuador and its hotspots.

A walking tour of Three Quito Restaurants where you can really eat!

Going out in Quito is an experience for anyone who has been on the road and is looking for good food and fun places.  Having worked a lot of my life in restaurants and kitchens, part of travelling is finding those spots that offer really good food and is reasonable for a backpacking budget.  Here … Continue reading

Monday Musings-Work and Volunteer in Ecuador

More volunteer and work opportunities in Quito and Latacunga.. Hostel Tiana, in Latacunga is currently looking for volunteers for three months to help with the hostel.  It’s a great way to make friends, practice your Spanish and see a beautiful part of Ecuador from a local perspective.  Volunteers help with day to day operations like … Continue reading