This round goes to the good guys
In 1978 Quito became Unesco’s very first World Heritage City, but back then you would not have found Calle de la Ronda in any tourist brochure.
"Welcome to the Avenue of Volcanoes"
Cotopaxi is a hot topic in Ecuador. Guides talk with a perverse excitement about the “big one”, which scientists claim is long overdue.
The last ice man of Ecuador
Fridge freezers have all but banished the job of 'ice man' to the history books, but at Chimborazo in Ecuador there is still one man keeping the tradition alive.
Tweaking the Devil’s Nose
Ecuador’s railway is undergoing a $280 million restoration. You can literally see the investment needed at the infamous Devil’s Nose, a steep, snout-shaped mountain regarded as the toughest test for trains on the planet.
Lost tribes may pay a high price for Black Gold
Yasuni National Park in Ecuador – 250 km from the capital, Quito – is widely regarded as the most biologically diverse place on Earth. Scientists have identified more amphibian species than in the whole of the US and Canada.