No, it’s not some new brand of camping gear or an organic, fair-trade coffee purveyor, we’re talking about the actual sovereign Republic of Ecuador. That’s right, on Sunday, February 1st 2015, a country is running a Super Bowl commercial. If that’s not a first, then nothing is! As it turns out, folks, #AllYouNeedIsEcuador. (Shelter and food and all? Nope, not anymore.)

With the help of The Beatles “All You Need is Love” as its soundtrack, the Ecuador Super Bowl commercial does all it can to promote this equatorial nation of some 15 million residents, which boasts a landmass of nearly 110,000 square miles including the vaunted Galapagos Islands, an amazing biodiversity among its florae and faunae, and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites around its… wait a minute…

Dammit, we’ve been taken in by those seductive Ecuadorians once again!

Sigh, better call the travel agent; there’s no resisting the siren’s call of Quito, Ecuador’s capital and home to more than 2.6 million residents, yet still only the nation’s second largest city after Guayaquil. The region around Quito was first settled by migrating pre-Inca peoples (you might want to check out now, this could go on for a while) who either travelled overland from the north or via simple rafts using…