The True Origin of Panama Hats

The True Origin of Panama Hats

Contrary to what the name suggests, Panama hats are from Ecuador. Long story short. In the 19th century, Ecuador started producing these straw hats but they didn’t have many customers to sell them to. They came up with the brilliant … Continue reading

Flaming Bob Marleys

Flaming Bob Marley Shots

Flaming Bob Marley shots at the Leprechaun Bar in Banos, Ecuador

I had the pleasure of downing one of these little babies when I was in Ecuador.

They’re made from rum, grenadine, mint and banana liqueurs and they don’t taste too bad either, so if you’re ever in Banos, make sure to stop by the Leprechaun Bar.

CELTA: The Students

Student 1: Teacher, teacher! Where you go to school?
Me:  Wales!  Does anyone know the capital of Wales?
Student 2: DOLPHIN!

seriously

seriously?

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Split-Second Story: Venturing Into The Danger Zone

Split-Second Story: Venturing Into The Danger Zone

For other split-second stories, have a look at this week’s Photo Challenge.   

9 Things To Do in Ecuador Besides the Galapagos

Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it’s jam-packed with things to see and do. What with the highlands, the coast, the avenue of volcanos, and the jungle – you’re spoiled for choice! Here are my top 9:

Explore the Amazon jungle. Learn about the Quechua traditions, make chocolate from scratch, see exotic wildlife, dig for gold, go canyoning, and swim in the Rio Napo.

Rio Napo in the Amazon

Rio Napo in the Amazon

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