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6 surprising facts about a holiday to the Galapagos Islands
1st November 2023 by PommieTravels
The Galapagos Islands, a hidden gem in the vast ocean, often go unnoticed by many despite attracting over 250,000 tourists each year. It's a place shrouded in mystery and surrounded by myths. Some believe that visiting this enchanting destination is impossible, while others claim that no one inhabits the islands at all. But what's the truth behind these tales? In this post, we'll uncover six surprising facts about embarking on a holiday to the Galapagos Islands. Join us as we delve into the...
Exploring the Wonders of Galapagos: A Journey beyond Imagination
1st November 2023 by PommieTravels
Welcome to the captivating world of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, a dream destination that effortlessly earns a place on every traveler's bucket list. Picture yourself stepping into a realm where untouched beaches meet an incredible array of wildlife, and every moment feels like a scene from a mesmerizing National Geographic documentary. Join Metropolitan Touring's Galapagos tours and prepare to embark on a journey that will exceed your wildest imagination. Get ready to explore the wonders...
What do the Words Galapagos Mean?
25th June 2023 by Inside the Travel Lab
The origin of the curious name of these remarkable islands remains a mystery. It is believed that the name may have been derived from the Latin word 'insula', meaning 'island'. However, this is only speculation and the true origin of the name remains unknown....
The oldest market in Quito and the stinging nettle surprise
28th March 2022 by Inside the Travel Lab
Remember the age old riddle: what’s black and white and red all over?* That’s what Quito’s Mercado San Francisco reminded me of, claiming to be both the oldest and the youngest covered food market in (arguably) the world’s highest capital city. But away with the superlatives and definitions. The market itself has been trading away for more than 120 years - and it’s recently received a facelift. Beneath fluorescent lights and fragrant bunched herbs, it’s a keyhole through which to...
Have you heard of this tradition in Quito, the highest capital in the world?
21st February 2022 by Inside the Travel Lab
Appearances matter in the highest capital city on earth. But not in the way you might expect. Wander the streets of Quito's Old Town with me and see how Ecuador has reinvented itself... In a quiet corner on a dusty shelf in the highest capital city on earth, the tip of a paintbrush moves slowly. The paintbrush ignores the debate that surrounds the high altitude claim ( La Paz in Bolivia claims 3650 metres to Quito's 2850, but its shared capital status with Sucre and that city's measly 2750,...
These are the most popular tourist attractions in Ecuador
8th August 2019 by PommieTravels
Though many tourists travel in search of the road less traveled to â€œdiscoverâ€, as if for the first time, a place they can’t find near home, there’s a definite advantage to heading for more popular destinations. For one, it’s more convenient. It’ll be relatively easy to get there and, once you do, competing hostels, restaurants and tour agencies will have reduced prices so that it’ll fit into your, potentially tight, budget. Since it’s a well known destination, you might...
A 3 week itinerary for travelling around Ecuador
28th July 2019 by The Wandering Quinn
I spent 3 weeks in Ecuador and I really loved it! In fact, I would go as far as saying it was my favourite country that I visited in South America, and in my top 5 favourite countries ever! Like many countries in South America, Ecuador is very diverse with lots of landscapes but because of its small size, well at least compared to many other countries in South America like Argentina and Brazil, Ecuador is a lot easier to travel around and one of the cheapest countries in South America to travel...
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