Friday, February 28, 2014

Quito On a New Path? Our New City Major


The first World Cultural Heritage City has elected again a new major. This time is a young and talented man, well educated and with many years of experience working abroad.

His background is politics and international organizations management, so we hope that he will be able to continue with the work strated by the actual major, and also fullfil his own campaign promisses.

Quito is a leading city in the country regarding to its ongoing policy to restore and maintain historic sites. Quito is the main port of entry to the country and hence, has many visitors that enjoy its touristic attractions.

We hope the work of our new representative carries on with the good work done in the city and we will suppor all his iniciatives related to improoving the tourism flow into the country.

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Tips from Galapagos: What to expect in the Archipiel During Carnaval


Lots of people! Carnaval is a great opportunity also for Ecuadorians to travel, so many people that already lives in Galapagos, in Puerto Ayora, might go for a short Carnaval vacation to Isabela island, and spend there the long weekend. Many services have a great demand, like the speed boats that transport people between islands, and also the ones that do navigable day excursions to isolated islands.

I must say that the weather is great, very sunny and hot, maybe a stron rainfall at some point of the day or night, but in general the best weather for the ocean lovers.

So, if you do your reservations with enough time, you will be able to have a great vacation during this time of the year at the enchanted islands. For your good luck the animmal world doesn't go on vacations! so you will see what you expect to find in Galapagos: lots of wild animmals, untamed and not shy at all.

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Tungurahua Volcanoe Status at the end of February 2014


Today until 15h00 local time, the Tungurahua Volcano presented no further activity. It was partially clouded and there was no ash fall registered. It has not rained jet, but the vulcanologists fear some lahars or mud flows, since the volcano has accummulated new material at its flancs during the last two months.

We will keep you from time to time updated on the volcano activity.

Here the link to the original report on the volcanoe:

http://www.igepn.edu.ec/images/collector/collection/informes-volcanicos/tungurahua/2014/02-Feb/inf0228t.pdf

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Quito Like in the Old Times

For me are not so old. I will turn 40 soon, and I remembered just how cold and raini Quito could be, or was, and how rarely you see rain now a days. We are in the middle of the "highland winter" in our country and it resembles more of a constant summer with bits of water from time to time.

When I was 10 years old Quito didn't gave us a rain break between Jannuary and May. It was cold, cloudy, foggy and rainy - stormy. It didn't bother me that much back then, and I love that weather, since I love water. Now I must say, it is a bit tiring.

This year, already end of February, we have seen in the wole month perhaps 8 days of rain, and nothing else. In the valley to the east of Quito, only half of those raini days.

Well, of course, if you are planning to visit Quito, it will be a great opportunity for you, but if you love gardening, then it is a mess!

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Tungurahua Volcano: Again Active and Spectacular

The volcanic ash from the Tungurahua Volcano is falling now in Quito. It became active again since this last saturday in the afternoon, and will continue to go like this for several weeks, according to the National Politecnical Geophisics Institute.



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