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Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador
My 3 best friends and I recently started practicing yoga. We discovered it independently - Ellen in Alaska, Anna in Michigan, Katie in Ecuador, and me in NY. While visiting Ecuador this past June for Katie's wedding, we came up with the brilliant...
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Landing in Quito, the city looked mostly as I’d expected: a mixture of grime, bright colors, enticing street food, and the general feel of dust & humanity. But what I didn’t expect was how amazed I’d be at the mountains. I’ve been around mountains...
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La Loma, Quito, Ecuador
Along La Ronda street young boys and teens play an old game called trompos, in which a player tries to knock his opponents spinning top out of a circle. This boy's top is in his hand.
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Isabel La Católica N24-274 y Galavis, Quito 170109, Ecuador
Fantastic spot in Quito - friendly cafe by day, stage for emerging musicians by night.
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Quito, Ecuador
For spectacular views of sprawling Quito, take a ride in the TelefériQo. This aerial lift, one of the highest in the world, takes you up the east side of Pichincha volcano, but don't worry, its active caldera is on the western side of the...
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Think cloud forest, and images of a mysterious fairy tale with a princess locked in a beautiful castle might spring to mind. In reality, this environmental phenomenon is exactly what it says: a forest of clouds which occur in the high-altitude...
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El Panecillo, Quito 170111, Ecuador
loving life with my friend claire, looking out at the city from the top of el panecillo in quito
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Nayón, Sector Huertayacu. Quito - Nayón Pichincha Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
I have a small (to medium) fear of heights and any activity that requires me to fly unsupported through the air sounds terrible. But I’d never zip lined before so I figured I should try it in Mindo. Our guide Jorge drove my friend Jules and me to...
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Manuel Cordova Galarza, Quito, Ecuador
I dit it! I balanced an egg on a nail. It's not easy but possible... with the energy of the Middle of the World in Quito-Ecuador!
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San Francisco, built in 1534, is the oldest church in Quito. For me, it is the most beautiful city monastery. Legend says it was built by the devil
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Chile y Guayaquil (esquina), Chile, Quito 170401, Ecuador
This photo was taken from the Bell Tower of the Church of San Agustín, in your next visit yo Quito climbs to the tower
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Antonio de Ulloa, Quito 170129, Ecuador
Limpia is a cleansing procedure which is typical of Andean medicine. It involves the use of natural herbs, oils and rubs to bestow blessings of peace, harmony and prosperity, to cure diseases and ward off traumas. You can get a treatment for $10...
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Quito, Ecuador
Ecuador’s vibrant capital city reaches new heights with its dining scene—one that embraces its culinary history and takes it in new directions. A walk around its Centro Historico in particular will bring you to farmers’ markets and artisanal food...