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Quito, Ecuador

Getting to Quito was one of those experiences that is laughed about now, and even told with some weird pride when gathered around a table in a hostel ( 1,552 more words

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Quito - Museums and Monuments

After visiting the Basilica of Quito, we strolled through a small neighbourhood park with some kids at the playground. The school holidays end in two weeks, so these kids were making the most out of it! 1,213 more words

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Hola from Quito!

From Mindo we jumped back on a bus to the capital, Quito. On the way we passed La Mitad del Mundo – “The Middle of the World”. 559 more words

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Su vida era Compleja.

Desayunaba un café casi cargado, un jugo y dos tostadas. Salía puntual al trabajo y salía en punto del mismo. En casa cenaba en silencio, a veces pensando en cuánto le molestaba el ruido de la soledad, que suena más duro cuando aceptas escucharla en el masticar. 574 more words

Quito - First Impressions

Ever wondered how long it takes to fly from Singapore to South America? It took me about 36 hours, with stopovers in London and Miami. Thank goodness for in-flight entertainment! 1,412 more words

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Adventure #1: Basílica del Voto Nacional

The Basílica del Voto Nacional towers over the smaller buildings of Quito’s Centro Histórico with its ominous, yet beautiful neo-Gothic architecture.  Recognized as the largest neo-Gothic building in the New World, the structure takes a page from the playbook of the Catedral de Notre Dame in Paris, but definitely puts an Ecuadorian spin on it.  656 more words

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Quito, Ecuador 

Quito is the highest capital city in the world at 2,850m above sea level. Again, a bit like Cartagena, I was using this as stepping stone to the Galapocos Islands but we timed our flights so that we would still get some time to explore the place. 470 more words

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