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Barrio La Ronda  
   

Barrio La Ronda

This heritage area was derelict and a home to druggies and street walkers until the city cleaned it up by 2005. This was the typical colonial home - two or three stories around an atrium. It's now converted into our 24-room hotel.
Quito, Ecuador

November 24th 2015
Geo: -0.224826, -78.51392.5hr flight on a LAN A319, landed at 3pm. An hour's drive to our hotel with a guide who had spent ten years in the US, so she was easy to understand. She completed a degree in the US but is frustrated by the limited job opportunities in Quito. We suggested she start a cooking class for tourists (a la Lima) and she seemed taken by the idea.We have good first impr ... read more
South America » Ecuador

Ecuadorian Flag 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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