Many cities in Ecuador are decorated with colourful street art. It refers to socially critical topics, to the history of the country or tells a personal story of the artist. In this blog series, we present you with the varied artworks that Simon discovered on his travels.
On my last trips through Ecuador, I noticed a special street art technique in the cities that is increasingly found on the walls: street art made of paper. The artists apply their prefabricated works with paste to the walls of mostly drab streets. Strolling through the city, one finds a motif on every corner. Some of them are thought-provoking, some delight you with their colourful design alone, and others make you laugh. The wealth of ideas is enormous and so every walk becomes like a visit to a great art museum.
I don’t like Ecuador. I love it. Because on my travels I always experience so many beautiful moments that this country captivates me anew every time. The many exciting contrasts, such as youth culture and old traditions, or snow-covered mountains and fine sandy beaches, contribute to my fascination. The best way to get your own impression of this diverse country is to look at the photos in my travel diary.
In the cities and villages, life takes place on the streets. The countless small street kitchens that can be found on every corner are therefore part of the cityscape. Whether it’s fried corn on the cob, pork ears with rice or freshly prepared fruit, everyone can find what they’re in the mood for. If you are looking for something more upscale, you can also enjoy an excellent meal in one of the classier restaurants.
In the evening, many hip bars invite you to linger with old and new friends. But honestly: after a stroll through the city, there’s nothing better than fortifying yourself at a hearty food stall and exchanging a few words with the mostly elderly cooks. Their warm hospitality makes you feel like you’re at home with your grandmother, and the food tastes just as good.