Quito cathedral's clock towers (they were due to be fixed that week)
The view from atop the cathedral that involved a terrifying climb up a ladder in the rain with little more than chicken wire to catch you (and not even that for the last few rungs!). This view it facing towards the Virgin of Quito statue on the hilltop that overlooks the city.
Quito – round 1 November 20th 2014 We opted to skip the 30+ hour bus ride from Bogota to Quito and splurge on the flight, arriving in the bustling city after dusk. Feeling a little apprehensive after hearing some horror stories in this city, we locked the doors of the taxi as we approached the old town where we’d be staying. Checking into Community Hostel, we immediately realised it would ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito » Historical Center 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
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