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    • Tango milongas in Quito?

      Ecuador 8 hours ago

      Hi, I love dancing Tango, would like to go to a milonga – can you recommend good places in Quito? Thank you!

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    • Location of hotels

      Papallacta Aug 25, 2015 at 8:07 PM

      Is Hosteria Pampallacta near Termas de Papallacta; i.e. walking distance, how far? Thanks!

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      Meeting up with others

      Ecuador Aug 24, 2015 at 2:48 PM

      Hello, is anyone going to be in Ecuador during the weeks of October 18 to November 7th. I am starting out in Quito and making my way down to Cuenca via Banos and Quilotao (praying that Cotapaxi will not erupt or cause problems) and then flying back to Quito from where I head home.

      If anyone will be there it would be great to meet up either for a dinner or afternoon or to travel by bus between locations or even to spend a few days if we are in the same place at the same time.

      Hoping to meet you all.

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      Ecuador itinerary

      Ecuador Aug 22, 2015 at 1:25 PM

      Hello, I am visiting Ecuador for 3 weeks in mid October. I will be arriving in Quito on Oct 18th in the afternoon and then flying out from Quito on November 7th in the morning to and from Quito (UIO) airport. Is this airport the newer one that is an hour and a half from Quito? If so I will see if I can stay close to the airport on my final evening there since I leave early in the morning. Any suggestions?

      Here is what I would ideally like to see. I would like to spend a couple of days in Quito. I would also like to visit Otavalo and maybe Mindo (if I can fit it in) and also the avenue of the volcanoes. I would then like to make my way down to Cuenca and see Lake Quilatoa and Banos along the way.

      I would then have to make my way back from Cuenca up to Quito which I will do a few days before I leave. It was suggested that I fly back from Cuenca to Quito since it they are quite a distance apart. I was wondering if alternately I could stop on the way there at Quilatoa and then on the way back at Banos in order to cut down on bus times. I would then spend my last day or two in Quito before heading home.

      Would my itinerary be doable in 3 weeks or would I have to cut out some places. I would rather keep it so that I stay at least 3 or 4 nights in some places and maybe a couple of nights in the places along the way so that I am not running myself ragged. Can Otavalo be done as a day trip to and from Quito?

      Sorry for all the questions but your help would be appreciated. I am also doing as much reading and asking as I can to do my homework.

      Thank you.

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    • Surfing lessons in Canoa in September?

      Ecuador Aug 14, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      I would love to take some surfing lessons but I read that September is not the best month for surfing – so what does it mean, is surfing impossible at all?
      Also, I read about “garua” – what kind of weather should we expect in September on the beaches (Canoa, Bahia, Puerto Lopez?)
      Thank you!

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      Getting around on Santa Cruz Island

      Galápagos Islands Aug 24, 2015 at 5:16 AM

      Our hotel is 20 minutes from the coast on Santa Cruz island. Is there car rental or taxi service available?

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      Private Transfer service from Quito´s Airport

      Quito Aug 12, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      I gonna arrive at Quito´s airport at 23:00 approximately the next week, I don want to take a taxi or a public bus, can someone advise me a private service to contact them? reliable guys please...

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      Flying in and out of Ecuador

      Ecuador Aug 15, 2015 at 6:01 PM

      Hello, I am in the planning stages of my 3 week trip to Ecuador in October and would like to possibly visit Quito and then make my way down to Cuenca stopping off at a place or two on the way. I was originally going to do a round trip and fly in and out of Quito which means that I would have to make my way back from Cuenca either by bus or by plane. Now I am wondering if it might be easier for me to fly home from Guyaquil. I have heard it is not that nice a city but I don't mind staying there one night on my last night. Would it be closer from Cuenca to go to Guyaquil rather than go back up to Quito?

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    • Reserve travel in advance or book on the spot?

      Ecuador Aug 13, 2015 at 10:47 AM

      Hi,
      we are travelling in September for 2 weeks, thinking of Quito – Cuenca - Puerto Lopez (Isla de la Plata) – Bahia/ Canoa – Quito.

      Question 1: Regarding the accommodations and travels for local buses or flights, do we need to book everything in advance, or can we do it on the spot? It would be nice to be flexible and stay a few extra days in one place if we like it. (I speak Spanish fluently – this must help…)

      Question 2: Overnight bus Canoa – Quito: has anybody taken it? how safe is it?

      May thanks!

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    • Changing dates with TAME

      Ecuador Aug 11, 2015 at 6:17 PM

      So I am here in Ecuador now because I am using a Round-Trip Flight. I got here from JFK airport in june 27th and i will be heading there in august 27th. i want to change of heading to JFK but I don't know the fees neither if it is possible, please help. Thank you.

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    • June cultural events

      by Woolseydip Online Now Jun 3, 2015 at 3:06 PM

      Is there an online source for information on cultural events such as theater, music, dance, etc. in Cuenca? We'll be visiting there June 10-18 and hope to soak up some culture. We're more interested in live events than in museums, sights, etc. I've found a calendar or two but they only show club meetings and such. Thanks! -- Jerry and Cindy

      3 Answers Jun 18, 2015 at 12:59 AM
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      Air Travel

      by jmanson6191 Online Now Aug 2, 2014 at 6:07 AM

      What is cheapest air fare from Quito to United States

      2 Answers Oct 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM
    • CUE to SJO flights

      by Tamlpais Online Now Feb 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

      Why are flights from Ecuador to San Jose CR so expensive?

      4 Answers Sep 23, 2014 at 7:51 AM
    • Visting to see if we would like to retire in Ecuador

      by cosilverwolf Online Now Feb 2, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      We are going to be in Cuenca for 8 days. We would like to spend a day or 2 in Quito or Manta. Is flying or buses our best options? We read that we might get better airline deals once we get to Cuenca, is this true? We are coming just to see if this is an area we would like to retire in.

      10 Answers Mar 17, 2015 at 6:48 PM
    • upcoming trip

      by cosilverwolf Online Now Jan 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      We are coming the end of march and staying 8 days. While these spots are great, is there a good way to get to Quito for a day trip.

      2 Answers Feb 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM
    • Travelling from Cuenca to Guayaquil Sunday, March 2, 2014

      by ekreuger Online Now Jan 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM

      How do I reserve 4 tickets for this trip? Where do I board the bus? Departure times? Price? Thanks. Elgin

      5 Answers Jan 31, 2014 at 1:18 PM
    • lavado en seco y planchado

      by gusshine Online Now Dec 15, 2013 at 6:09 PM

      Hi I'm in cuenca and I need a place to dry cleaning and ironing, I have spoken of planchame, below the hotel Vieja Mansion, but not where to be found ... can you help me??

      2 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM
    • Busetta Ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca

      by TA841 Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 5:16 AM

      Where is a schedule in english, if possible, to book a trip while we are still in the states?
      Is it better to wait until we are in Guayaquil to just get a trip booked, to Cuenca and then back to Guayaquil?
      Our goal from Cuenca is really to go to Manta.
      Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
      Steve

      1 Answer Nov 2, 2013 at 7:59 AM
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      Visiting Cuenca Mid-November to Mid-December 2011

      by stjomopaul Online Now Nov 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      I am go to be visiting in Cuenca during the period from Mid-November to Mid-December 2011. I would appreciate hearing from members who live in the city as to interesting things to do during that period ... plesant places to have "adult beverages" and good food. ^^ The primary reason for my stay in Cuenca is to study Spanish, and my secondary reason is to have a wonderful time.

      Assistance will be appreciated.

      Paul

      2 Answers Nov 26, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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      Hiking Cajas

      by cuencakaren Online Now Jul 27, 2010 at 10:51 AM

      Anyone interested in joining up for a two day hike accross beautiful Cajas. If yu have the ETAPA map its route number 9.
      Starts high and apart from one pass is mostly downhill. Camping overnigh.
      Can go in the next two weeks only.
      Let me know if youre interested or have questions.
      Karen

    • travel to cuenca

      by dustysyd Online Now Jul 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM

      Is there an off season to travel to Cuenca from Canada
      Interested in moving there
      Would love to hear from anyone who is living there

    • Cuenca travel buddies

      by 19jaguar57 Online Now Jun 15, 2010 at 7:01 PM

      Anyone from the States going to Cuenca soon? I will be coming down and would like to meet up with others to travel around with. You can email me at a57ngel@yahoo.com thanks

      1 Answer Jun 15, 2010 at 10:42 PM
    • Spanish schools

      by sarahinasia Online Now Dec 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM

      Spanish schools recommendations in Cuenca?

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2009 at 3:29 AM
    • Retirement Vissa?

      by PhoenixCat Online Now Oct 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM

      Does anyone know if I am correct about a retirement visa needing documented proof of income of at least800 per month and100 for dependants? My husband and I are working on a way to retire there but would not have a pension, just an income which could be documented. Any advice will be great.

      3 Answers Oct 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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      bus from guyaquil to cuenca

      by phoover85 Online Now Nov 25, 2008 at 5:07 PM

      Im flying into guyaquil and would like to bus to cuenca. The only thing is that I'll have a backpacking backpack full of stuff (I'll be living in Cuenca for 7months). Also, my Spanish is beginning to low intermediate. I'm asking this because I've heard that the buses there can be sketchy.
      Do you think it's safe to take the bus ride or should I get a plane? Thanks

      1 Answer Nov 27, 2009 at 9:23 PM
    • flights from quito/guayaquil to Cuenca

      by gnomito Online Now Oct 28, 2007 at 1:16 PM

      Hello all,
      Just writing to see if anyone knows about flights from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador. I will be flying from the U.S. and I´m having a hard time finding a flight that goes past Quito or Guayaquil. Do you have to purchase another ticket to cuenca ( or any other location within ecuador) apart from the international ticket from the U.S. to ecuador ? thanks for the help.

      3 Answers Nov 19, 2007 at 3:13 PM
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      Intercambio (Spanish-English language exchange) in Cuenca, Ecuador?

      by wavesport Online Now Aug 12, 2006 at 10:09 PM

      Next month (September), I'll be in Cuenca for 2 weeks taking Spanish lessons. During that time, I'd like to meet up with a native Spanish speaker who's interested in a language exchange to improve each other's conversational skills. I don't care if the person is male or female, old or young (but not too young). His or her English skills can be at a beginner level. I'm from Seattle and English (American) is my first language.

      I know about the Abraham Lincoln Center and Si Centro which teaches English to Ecuadorians. However, from what I've gathered, most of their English students are young children. I prefer someone a little older.

      If anyone knows anyone in Cuenca or a place or Internet site where I can find someone who would like to do a language exchange, please let me know.

      1 Answer Sep 2, 2013 at 10:08 AM
    • Ecuador

      by keyword Online Now Jul 13, 2003 at 5:44 AM

      Language schools in Cuenca?

      1 Answer Aug 28, 2003 at 4:34 PM