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Quito

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Quito, Ecuador's capital and second biggest city has some nice sights like the colonial center and la Mariscal, where all tourists are based. Like all big cities in Ecuador, it is a bit dangerous, though, so you never really feel at ease. We heard a lot of stories of people being robbed.

About one hour north of Quito, you can visit Mitad del Mundo, a village with a monument on the equator where you can put one foot in the southern hemisphere and one in the northern.

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A nice museum to visit in Quito is the museo de Guyasamín, a famous Ecuatorian painter. You can also visit his house (where his ashes are buried) with a nice view on Quito.

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Two hours from Quito is Ecuador's most famous volcano: Cotopaxi. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to climb to the peak, so we just did a day of downhill mountainbiking.

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Posted by Gitan Jean 24.03.2012 13:44 Archived in Ecuador

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Guyasamín! Me encanta su arte! Y creo que Quito sea tan peligroso para las personas cuanto São Paulo y otras ciudades grandes de Latinoamérica, muy triste (Santiago del Chile no se parece quedar en Latinoamérica!). Como ecóloga, me encantaria a mi conocer la línea del Ecuador!
Que te vaya bien, João! Beijos! :)

25.03.2012 by Alê

Cool! Pictures with all of you on it. Take care.

25.03.2012 by Jef

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