In one word: perfect. Let me back that up with some facts. Air-conditioning and whole-house heating are obsolete in almost every home in Quito. The high hovers around a mild 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius), and nighttime lows glide down to a prime range for sleeping deeply beneath a fluff
You fly into Quito between clouds that are creeping over the mountains into the valleys below you. Looking out the window, you’re tempted to parachute out the airplane emergency exit in that very moment just to start your adventure a little sooner. But, alas, you left your parachute at home.
Qué leche – Win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Galapagos? ¡Qué leche! A possible translation would be, “What milk?” But here in Quito, it means, “What luck!” Es Papaya —“It is…Papaya?” Not quite. In Ecuador, this phrase means “It´s easy!” Learning Spanish? ¡Es papaya! La yapa, por favor – These ar
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
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
Learning Spanish and Meeting People at Vida Verde, Quito The following is a review written by one of our past students, publicized by his permission: This September, I stayed at Vida Verde for the second time, and again, my expectations were not dashed. Two weeks of a crash course in the morning, ac