Friday, March 28, 2014

Feriado: New Ecuadorian Film by Director Diego Araujo

We have had in the past some great local productions, and this one seems to be promissing. Here the original trailer where you can appreciate also the landscapes from Ecuador.



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All We Need is You... to Show You The Beauty of Ecuador

The Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism presented a new campaign and website, that has been almost officialy lounched. It is a nice work and we have in the country big expectations from it.

 

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

All you need is Ecuador Campaign

Tonight the Ministry of Tourism will present its new campaign "All you need is Ecuador". It was created to promote the country in 19 cities worldwide in the following countries: France, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, United States of America, Chile, Germany, England, Peru, Mexico, Holand, Argentina and our country, Ecuador.

The campaign payed the rights to use the music from The Beatles "All you need is love", so we are actually expecting something very creative.

Click here to hear and see the original song from The Bealtes, and don't forget to put the word "Ecuador" after love!.

Read the full article in spanish at El Comercio.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

21st of March: Equinox in Ecuador by the Pre-Inca Cultures

I started to think about the comming Equinox, since I passed by the Quitsato Sundial just two days before the precise day. I thought also about how aware we are in general of the time of the year we are in, and I must say, that I regularily see the sun movements throughout the year in relation with the common things in my house, like objects and the edge of windows. For me is an excercise to see every day the Pichincha Volcano to the west, to look for the weather of the day, and therefore, to see the effect of the sun on the horizon.

This more or less same procedure was made by the pre-inca culture called Quitu-Cara, standing on an old sandy hill of volcanic origin called Catequilla, precisely located at the Equator Line. Maybe 1000 years of observation, to stablish where the middle was, and create all their culture and settlements using this same spot as the origin of everything, with mathematical precision.

As I was visiting the site, I came accross the last publication from Cristobal Cobo, director and founder of the project Quitsato, and this great 15-years-of-scientific-research publication has incredible information about the sun movement in relationship with the Quito-Cara Culture. Many thins still unknown for many ecuadorians and susceptible to be damaged in the name of progress.

If you want to read more about it visit the link from the Quitsato Project.

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Ecuador on The Spot: 18% more tourists in Jan-Feb 2014 period, than 2013

Ecuador is popular. The actual government is investing a considerable ammount of money in the national and international promotion of our country and it seems it is working out. This information was published by "El Ciudadano" official news paper from Ecuador, but the information source is actually the Tourism Ministry and Migration Office from the local customs officers.


Circa 218 K Europeans and half a milion northamericans came to Ecuador in 2013, and this numbers are increasing this year by an 18% at least, according to the information provided by the sources. National and international travellers are more than wellcome to any local workshop, like one of the bizcochos bakeries in Cayambe (see photo).

Also the national tourism has increased and in the last local holiday for Carnaval, it is estimated than circa a million ecuadorians travelled within the country during the four days. Our nature attractions are also eye openers for the ecuadorians, it helps them to realize that they live in a paradise.

As we also say, it is great to visit our own country, since we have it all: rainforest, andes, coast, and of course, the Galapagos Islands.

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Del Alabado Museum in Quito Old Town

I have again a great feeling, as I am writing this blog entry, about this weekend excursion that we did early this month in Quito. We went with the children and grand mother to visit Museo Del Alabado, since I didn't have had the time to get in beyond the nice inner colonial patio during my multiple visits to the old town.

Normally, if the weather is good, we choose one or two of the religious colonial art icons from the city, as a museum indoor visit, and then mainly we see many other places that are not museums.

The exhibition, I must say, is outstanding, perhaps the best that I have seen in museums all over Ecuador. It looks still almost brand new, and the spaces are very well recovered and managed. The pieces exhibited there are simply breath taking, an incredible collection of the master work from almost all the pre-columbian cultures that populated what we call now Ecuador. Their Museum Guide is also a book worth having at home. It gives you a short-great prespective of what troubled the minds of this cultures, and why they left for us all these pices of art.


You can visit the museum link here: Museo Casa del Alabado, Quito - Ecuador. We strongly recommend a visit to the museum and hope that you like it as much as we did.

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