Pedernales: Paradise after the earthquake 

Pedernales: Paradise after the earthquake 

written by: cafemosaicoec photos by: Dianagodoysaker On April 16th, 2016, Pedernales suffered one of the most shocking earthquakes in the history of Ecuador. With the town devastated, many people lost their homes and businesses. Only one hotel was left standing and...
The Land of The Fresh

The Land of The Fresh

One of the reasons Ecuador is amazing is for the richness of its soil. In Ecuador, almost anything will grow and be available fresh and at reasonable price. Because of Ecuador’s many regions, the variety of fruit, vegetables and other products is vast. Going to...
Ecuador’s Easter tastes like Fanesca

Ecuador’s Easter tastes like Fanesca

Written by: cafemosaicoec Photos: Diana Godoy Saker Fanesca is an emblematic dish of Ecuador, traditionally prepared on Easter and celebrated by both Catholic and indigenous groups. This thick soup is made with cod, 12 grains, cabbage, Andean pumpkins, cheese, milk,...
Itchimbia Park, Observatory for the Incas

Itchimbia Park, Observatory for the Incas

At 2900 meters above sea level, Itchimbia park spreads over 54 acres of indigenous flora and fauna. There are some 40 bird species and around 400 plant species, including arrayan, capuli and pumamaqui trees. Historically, Itchimbia hill was one of the most sacred...

Quito, take a mental picture for life

Written by: cafemosaicoec Cover photo by : diana godoy saker slideshow photos by: Yuji Nukui Quito is best appreciated from ancient Itchimbia hill where you can gaze upon the rooftops of the city center. Afar, Panecillo hill boasts the large statue of Quito’s...

Orchid capital of the World

written by: cafemosaicoec Photos by: diana godoy saker   Orchids, the oldest plants in the world! They have very unique colors and shapes. There is a mystical beauty about them, I have found that each and every one has a face. Test your imagination! You may find...