4th day in Quito July 6th 2013 After 4 days in Quito we think we are almost acclimated to the altitude. Quito is 9300 feet elevation and we are about 1000 feet above the city in New Town (that's vs Old Town). Our 300 meter walk from our apartment to where we begin the 4 K trek into City Center is about a 9% grade slipping to 6% about 2/3 of the way up. A great way to work of breakfast. We have posted 2 photos of Kate making ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
We are a non working (retired sounds so boring)couple, in our early 70's, married for 50 years this coming August 2014 and hooked on adventuring. We have traveled a great deal of the world from Europe (east and west) to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Mexico and Central America. We lived for extended periods of time in Ethiopia, The Czech Republic, Mexico and Scotland. As you can see, we have a lot more exploring, adventuring and learning to do.
This time we are off to Turkey in a small camper van via Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Sicily, Albania, Macedonia and Greece. Our return drive from T... full info