Author: Stefan Arestis

10 interesting facts about Ecuador you didn’t know

Ecuador is a country in South America that is completely underestimated. Most come here to visit the Galapagos Islands, but quickly discover so much more, whether in the Amazon, the Andes or the coast. The country also punches its weight in so many different ways that you’ll soon wonder why you didn’t know more about it. These are our 10 interesting facts about Ecuador which fascinated us when we visited. Ladies and gents, please behold, the new Nomadic Boy: the Galapagos tortoise in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. These Galapagos bad boys are the largest species of tortoises...

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10 famous foods in Ecuador you need to try

For such a tiny country, Ecuador really punches its weight on the culinary scene. You don’t associate Ecuador as a foodie destination. Instead images of Charles Darwin and giant Galapagos tortoises are more likely to spring to mind. That’s what we thought when we first arrived, but very quickly discovered one of the most varied cuisines we’ve ever encountered in our travels with influences from the coast, Andes highlands and from its share of the Amazon basin. Remember: Ecuador is a tiny country, comparable in size to the UK or the state of Colorado in the US. These are our...

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Recipe for Ecuadorian quesadillas

Quesadillas are normally associated with Mexico as tortillas with melted cheese. In Ecuador, quesadillas are a pentagonal shaped pastry filled with both sweet and savoury flavours, similar to Portuguese queijada, which also has a sweet/savoury crumbly cheese filling. We learnt to make these treats during our foodie tour with Urban Adventures in Quito. They are a popular breakfast treat made fresh at the Panaderia y Pasteleria de San Juan bakery (located at N13-140 Deifilio Torres) and sold throughout the city. Ingredients for Ecuadorian quesadillas For the dough: 3 large eggs Half teaspoon of salt 250g of flour For the filling: 1 large...

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10 interesting facts about Uruguay you didn’t know

Uruguay is like the Netherlands of Latin America – an extremely liberal country and global leader of LGBT rights. Same sex sexual activity has been decriminalised in Uruguay since 1934, anti-discrimination laws in place since 2003, adoption laws since 2009 and gay marriage implemented in early 2013. There are also many government supported events, in particular the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Uruguay‘s annual gay travel conference in September. Excited to be promoting gay travel with the Uruguayan gay chamber of commerce and @alatlgbt at their first conference in Montevideo. A photo posted by Nomadic Boys (@nomadicboys) on Sep 24, 2016 at...

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5 Romantic Things To Do in Italy

We celebrate our 8 years anniversary in a few months. Each year we always make a point of doing something special to celebrate, usually going somewhere exotic and of course, romantic. Our most memorable anniversary will always be our first year, when we visited Venice as this was our first trip abroad together. Of course Venice is a place you will instantly fall in love with, even if like us you visit out of season in February. When it comes down romance generally, Italy is the ideal destination. We’ve travelled around the country before, but only Venice we’ve been to...

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