Everything you need to know about Laboratorio, Quito´s coolest restaurant

Last week I started working at awesome pop up restaurant Laboratorio. It is called a pop up restaurant because every few months the menu and the chefs change. Laboratorio recently opened its doors with its latest concept: La Hueca. A hueca is an informal Ecuadorian restaurant serving traditional food, and the idea behind Laboratorio´s Hueca is to give well-known typical dishes a new lease of life; delicious food made from … Continue reading  Everything you need to know about Laboratorio, Quito´s coolest restaurant

view of Quito

Photo of the week: week 11 Quito’s rooftops

For fantastic views over Quito, I suggest you climb the Basilica. The entry fee to the towers is only $2 and is a fun activity for anyone. The stairs get quite steep at the top but your efforts will be rewarded by the views over Quito´s rooftops and the mountains that surround the city. There is a pretty looking cafe at the top of the … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 11 Quito’s rooftops

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Review: 593 Boutique Hostel, Quito

593 Boutique Hostel is a comfortable design hostel in the north of Quito. I stayed for two nights in a private room, and here´s what I experienced! Breakfast: + included in the price juice, cereals, cheeses, ham, bread and jam are available in a self-service buffet. The lovely Veronica brings fruit to your table and asks how you’d like your eggs – no guest kitchen … Continue reading Review: 593 Boutique Hostel, Quito

Bolivar Ecuador

Ecuador’s secret paradise

The only way to get to the town of Bolivar, Ecuador is by boat or by swimming. I make it my mission to get off the beaten path while travelling, and this remote little beach town certainly met that criteria. The journey  Off the main road from Atacames to Esmeraladas in northern Ecuador, leads a narrow lane. Pick up trucks await the passing buses at this junction, … Continue reading Ecuador’s secret paradise

Photo of the week: week 10 fruit and veg like you’ve never imagined 🍅🍍🍉🍌

This is IĂąaquito, a large market in Quito near the Carolina Park. You can buy pretty much everything there; fish, meat, herbs, dried foods, kitchen utensils, but I prefer the fruit and veg section the most. I have been in Ecuador for a while now but I am still frequently amazed by the size, flavour and variety of the fruit and vegetables here! Being amazed … Continue reading Photo of the week: week 10 fruit and veg like you’ve never imagined 🍅🍍🍉🍌

solo travel

Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine

Sabine from Kung Fu Princess on the Road blog writes: “Many wonder why somebody would want to travel alone? Isn’t it dangerous? Boring? Difficult? Annoying? And the answer is quite simple : NO! It pretty much can be the most amazing thing you will ever do. It can be the most empowering and freeing experience ever if you let it! I always loved to travel, … Continue reading Guest post: “Why travelling alone is the most freeing experience” by Sabine