Quito, Ecuador II

Maybe I’ve mentioned this a time before, maybe not. But I ADORE Quito and my love for this city pretty much came out of nowhere.

Walking around the city’s historical center was a fascinating experience. It quite the eclectic mix of modern and old.

In Bolivia you saw women everywhere in typical dress. In Ecuador there were fewer but they still existed.

All over the streets they sold this dish called “cuero” which translates to “leather” in my Chilean Spanish and therefor doesn’t sound very appetizing. However, upon further inquiry, we came to discover that “cuero” in this instance means some kind of pig’s skin. Still didn’t increase the appetizing-ness by any means so Ash and I passed on this dish.

Speaking of Ash, here she is. Judging by that face, I’m sure that she had just received a text message from a sexy Ecuadorian lover or something along those lines.

The whole time we were in Ecuador the weather would vary between super hot and sunny, and windy and cold and a fewwwww times rainy. It was bipolar weather. I guess that’s what living in valley does to you.

Every Latin American capitol must have a Virgin Mary overlooking it.

And also, voodoo doll’s heads in the street. Because, you know, that’s how they do in Ecuador!

This little stairway looked beautiful and we considered walking up it for a hot minute.

Until we noticed this sign: Caution tourist. Robery Zone. Do not walk this street. Danger.

Well, they really couldn’t have been any clearer, could they have?

We followed a friend’s advice and went to a cafe with a beautiful view of the city! We also tried some weird kind of spicy heated up wine there. It was…good. But weird. I’m not an adventurous eater :)

And that was Quito.

Then we left to take the bus to Mindo.

Cloud forests and chocolate factories and hammocks, oh my!


  1. Carrie says:

    Gorgeous. These fill me with delight, especially the little CRUCE sign in the last photo.

  2. Catalina says:

    i love that you love quito!! we have to meet there on my next trip to ecuador!!!! xo

  3. Sjoerd Booij says:

    Seeing those shots I wanna go back. Really really wanna go back and travel there again. Lovin it Kyle!

  4. I do not love Quito, but I can understand how someone who did not get robbed there could love it :-)

    The city is beautiful, the food is delicious, and the people are wonderful.

  5. Lacey says:

    oohh– looks awesome! Gotta put that one on the list!


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