Welcome to the blog!
Hi, I am Cristina travel writer and owner of Visit Ecuador and South America. I was born in Ecuador and got my first taste of travelling at a very young age, partly due to my family´s keen interest in history, nature and their love for travelling and meeting new people. I am keen on learning about other cultures, meeting new people from all walks of life, tasting different flavors and all that comes along with traveling.
In 2012, after visiting most of Ecuador and part of South America, mostly due to my family´s wanderlust and partly due to my work in Ecuador´s largest Tour Operator. I decided to start my own blog, all about South America. The perfect place to combine my experience in the travel Industry, love for my country and continent, with my studies in Marketing and Communications.
In 2016 I wrote the Ebook Travel to South America highlighting Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Get your free copy of the guide, to find out about some of the best places to visit and additional tips that will help you plan a memorable trip in this vibrant continent!
Now, in 2017 the team has grown! Veronica Cepeda from Ecuador is now part of Visit Ecuador and South America!
Follow our trips, get information and tips regarding what to do, see, eat and more resources that will help you plan your memorable trip to South America.
Don’t just dream it, make it happen. Plan your South America trip with a local!
We will sometimes do some sponsored posts that I really believe will be of help and inspiration. This income helps me support the business and support my family. Opinions are always my own. If you find some Amazon affiliate links and Booking affiliate links on the blog, know that price is the same for the items, but it will give me a very small commission. Thank you for supporting the efforts behind this blog and my work.
Thank you so much for reading!
Degrees, Studies, Certifications:
Master in Hotel and Tourism Leadership – Universitetet i Stavanger – Stavanger, Norway (1 year left)
Digital business models – Academy by Innovation Dock – Stavanger, Norway
Communications and Public Relations – Master´s Degree Programme – University of Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
Associate of Arts (AA), Sales and Marketing Operations – University San Francisco of Quito (USFQ) Quito, Ecuador
Bachelor Degree in Communication, minor in Advertising – University of the Americas (UDLA) – Quito, Ecuador
Certified tourist guide – English, Spanish and French – GuideCompaniet – Stavanger, Norway
I have finished all levels and speak fluently: Norwegian, English, French and Italian.
Metropolitan Touring (Ecuador’s largest Tour operator) – www.metropolitan-touring.com
Corporate Calendar 2007
Flyer for German Market, 2007
Pre-Tour TravelMart LatinAmerica, Quito-Ecuador, 2008
Web 2.0 / video production: Video: Tulipe, Ancient Culture
Visit Norway – www.visitnorway.com – Click here for a preview.
Consumer to Consumer – Word of Mouth marketing example
Business image – Design and photography, Link Creativo 2001
COPY AND TRAVEL WRITING
Living in Sandnes, Life in Norway, October 30th, 2015
Latin American dancing in stavanger, Life in Norway, Sep 13th, 2015
Volunteering is to Norway as dancing is to Latin America, Life in Norway, June 15th, 2015
Cook and socialise in Stavanger, Life in Norway, May 10th, 2015
Eat and meet in Stavanger, Life in Norway, April 15th, 2015
Funny Expressions and Idioms in Norwegian, Life in Norway, February 15th, 2015
Tackling Assumptions about Norway, Life in Norway, January 1st, 2014
Adopting new habits in Norway, Life in Norway, November 6th, 2014
The Challenge of Learning Norwegian, lifeinnorway.net October 3rd, 2014
From South America to Stavanger, lifeinnorway.net August 16th, 2014
A Local’s Guide to Ecuador, by passportsandpamplemousse Feb 19, 2014.
Travel Bloggers Share Their Most Romantic Destinations for Valentine’s Day by
The Traveluster. Feb 2014
Active living, Norway by Inn Expats, Jan 2014
Top Reasons to Visit Ecuador by Living That, Sept 2013