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By the time I arrived back in Quito, the raw egg a shaman had smashed over my head in her house in Peguche was hardening into an uneven spiky gel, and like some disoriented punk rocker, I walked the streets of the Ecuadoran capital, preparing my e...
The air is silent as doña bena Tun lowers a hen into a smoking pit dug out of the jungle floor in the Yucatán Peninsula. Her student, Noé Bernardo García, the chef at Esencia Estate—a beach resort on the coast—watches intently, wiping the sweat fr...
It seemed a brilliant idea at the time: eighty-six my job and backpack around South America. Even better, I'd throw in my laptop so I could check my E-mail. America Online had it all sorted out, with local access numbers for nearly every country...
In the spring of 1972 I went to Ecuador on a journey—barely planned and even more barely financed—with my college bride and a close mutual friend. We left our entry-level New York jobs and rode with the Indians and their animals in cramped, multic...
Thanks to a dramatic revitalization and several new projects, Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is becoming a favorite of South America–bound travelers. With increased air service (Delta joined Continental and American last year in offering dai...