Do all rainforest regions of Latin America have malaria? Which regions of rainforest can be visited that don’t have malaria? These questions are particularly relevant to: pregnant women (can’t take malaria pills, except apparently mefloquine, which may or may not be effective in any one malaria region); people travelling with infants or very young children (if you’re […]
Archive for the 'Ecuador' Category
A rather controversial title, but it is looking increasingly likely that it could soon be proved that Ecuador is a state sponsor of terrorism. So should you visit Ecuador knowing that it’s President has received funding from terrorists, and that it’s government actively supports terrorists?
If you’ve a family with teenagers (or those slightly older) and are looking for some holiday ideas in Latin America, read on as here’s some of the best suggestions. I’ll assume the parents want a little culture, the kids want some nightlife, and you all appreciate fantastic beaches, and maybe a little adventure tourism. Plus […]
Reading your book with your sunglasses on, or are you really scoping/admiring the people frolicking in the sea in front of you? I suspect we’ve all done this at some stage. So where are the best beaches in South America for people watching? Where do all the trendy, beautiful Latin locals spend there beach holidays? […]
Train travel is often a mode of travel ignored by visitors to Latin America, who normally get about by bus or plane. This is a shame - there’s plenty of useful train routes, and it’s often a comfortable and exciting way to travel overland. Plus, you don’t have to put your life in the hands […]
What to do… where to go… day trips…. how best to do it… - having lived in Ecuador and visited Quito on dozens of occassions, here’s my top 10 travel tips about Ecuador’s capital city.
This is a guide to the best surfing destinations in Central and South America, covering Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Chile.
Kidnapping statistics show that you’re more likely to be kidnapped in Mexico, Ecuador or Venezuela than in Colombia. Read this article, get over the fear and paranoia, then visit Colombia!
Having just added to the Caribbean section of the main travel guide, I’ll now include an article advising how to sensibly go about choosing a Caribbean island to combine with a vacation to Central or South American destination.
This is a step by step guide advising how to go about choosing and booking a cruise to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador.