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Tagua Nut Guide: South America’s Vegetable Ivory (Vegan, Sustainable)

Tagua nuts are vegan, sustainable faux ivory product grown in South America. Learn about this beautiful jewelry product grown by tagua palms in the Phytelephas genus. If you’re wondering what tagua is, how it’s used and where it comes from, you’re in the right place. What is Tagua Nut? Tagua (also known as vegetable ivory) …

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Where are the Galapagos Islands Located? Coordinates, Elevation, Timezone…

The Galapagos Islands are a top destination for nature lovers all over the globe. But where are the Galapagos Islands located? Which country do they belong to and how do you get there? We’ll cover this and more in this post, so let’s get started. Where are the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands are located …

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22 Ecuador Landmarks to Visit: Historical, Natural, Artisan, Cultural

Ecuador is a place rich in culture. What do you want to see on your trip to Ecuador? We’ll give you some ideas on what we think you just have to see! Check out these 22 iconic Ecuador landmarks. This post is a work in progress. Over time, we’ll add more and more landmarks. It’s …

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10 Plantain Recipes: How to Cook Plantains (Videos, Photos, Recipes…)

Plantains can be eaten as a snack or a side dish and they taste amazing regardless of whether they’re green or black. Here are 10 plantain recipes that’ll make your mouth water. Learn how to cook (and eat) plantains like an Ecuadorian! 10 Ways to Cook Plantains (Easy Recipes) Because plantains can be eaten fried …

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Guide to Ecuador’s 11 National Parks (and 25 Reserves & Wildlife Refuges)

Love nature? Then Ecuador belongs at the top of your bucket list. In this post, we’ll cover all of Ecuador’s national parks, wildlife refuges, and ecological, biological, and geobotanical reserves. These 36 parks and reserves cover every part of the country and have something for everyone. This post is divided into five sections: national parks, …

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Guide to Yasuni National Park (13 Things: Ecuador’s Biodiverse Park)

Yasuni National Park is one of the most biodiverse places on earth! Visiting Yasuni is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Ecuador. In this post, we cover 13 things you need to know about visiting Yasuni, including location, number of species, how to get there, weather, and more. Yasuni National Park: 13 …

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Ecuador Souvenirs: 16 Best Things to Buy in Ecuador (Food, Art, Textiles)

As you travel around Ecuador, you’ll see some amazing things. What are the best things to buy in Ecuador? What products are worth the price and what’s actually made in the country? In this post, you’ll find our picks for the best Ecuador souvenirs to bring back home! Best Things to Buy in Ecuador Here …

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Guide to 18 Largest Cities in Ecuador (Population, Elevation, Attractions…)

As you plan your trip (or relocation) to Ecuador, it’s good to know about the major cities. In this post, you’ll learn about the largest cities in Ecuador, including details like their population, elevation, attractions, locations and more. I’ll share a ton of additional resources to help you learn about each of these areas. Guide …

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22 Sally Lightfoot Crab Facts: Guide to Galapagos’s Grapsus grapsus

Sally Lightfoot crabs are easily recognizable, with their reddish-orange shell and their baby blue belly. In this post, you’ll learn 22 Sally Lightfoot crab facts, including size, diet, symbiosis, habitat, range and more. Plus lots of photos from our Galapagos trips. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good …

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47 Amazon Rainforest Animals (Ecuador’s Monkeys, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Mammals, Amphibians…)

The rainforest is home to amazing (and often giant) animals. In this epic guide to rainforest animals, you’ll learn all about monkeys, birds, insects, mammals, fish and other animals from Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Each animal includes unique features, sizes, and specific facts. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon rainforest, you should bring a …

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