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May6, 2019
by Vida Verde

Restaurants in the Floresta for Travelers on a Budget

At Vida Verde, we feel very lucky to be located in the Floresta neighborhood. As one of the most popular and safest neighborhoods in all of Quito, we love to show our students around to take a look at the street art and experience its culture first hand. Almost more importantly, we love to show stud

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April26, 2019
by Vida Verde

The Teleferico of Quito

The Teleferico is one of the most important tourist icons in all of Ecuador. It is a must see for visitors to the Capitol city of Quito. Inaugurated on May 24th, 2005 and located in the foothills of the volcano Rucu Pichincha, riders of the Teleferico ascend to an altitude of 3947 meters above sea l

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April17, 2019
by Vida Verde

The Arrastre de Caudas

The “Arrastre de caudas”, an ancient Catholic ceremony commemorating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is held every Wednesday of Holy Week in Quito, the only city in all of the world where this ritual still survives. This ceremony has its origin in an ancient Roman rite in which the

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April11, 2019
by Vida Verde

What is the Origin of Fanesca?

Fanesca, the traditional meal of Holy Week in Ecuador, has just about as many legends pertaining to its origins as the number of grains it contains. The majority of Ecuadorians that make the delicious soup have no idea where it came from; they only know the recipe they learned from their parents. Th

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April3, 2019
by Vida Verde

4 Things to Do During La Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Quito 2019

Looking to have a truly cultural Latin American experience? La Semana Santa in Ecuador is the perfect time to come to experience some of the more unique traditions in Ecuador. Holy Week in 2019 runs from Sunday, April 14th until Sunday, April 21st. If you are here in Quito during La Semana Semana, t

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April1, 2019
by Vida Verde

10 Traditional Ecuadorian Foods You NEED to Try

Thanks to new methods of producing food, biologists warn of a future day when mankind will become a toothless being with atrophied taste buds. Future humans may be fed nutrients completely via a diet of pills, tablets, and purées. With such a diet, teeth may become obsolete and taste buds may become

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March25, 2019
by Vida Verde

Volunteering at Chontal

My Experience Volunteering in Ecuador Hello, my name is Paula and in 2018 I spent two months in Ecuador. I didn’t know any Spanish when I arrived in Quito and therefore I went to Vida Verde Spanish School to gain some basic knowledge of the Spanish language. Not knowing exactly where my journey woul

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January8, 2019
by Vida Verde

Things to Know Before Arriving in Ecuador

Things to Know Before Arriving in Ecuador Located between Colombia and Peru, Ecuador is a country in Latin America that is often overlooked. Home to a widely diverse population and boasting incredibly beautiful landscapes, it is not a wonder that Ecuador is becoming a more popular tourist destinatio

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