July 2015 archive

Quito and the Northern Highlands

High in the Andes lies Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. At the time the Spanish arrived it was a major Inca city but, not wanting it to fall into the conqueror’s hands, the Quitu people razed it to the ground and no Inca ruins remain. The old town is therefore very colonial with its C17th monastery …

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Guayaquil, Riobamba and Banos – first impressions of Ecuador

Well, here I am again – at last. I have finally started writing about our inland trip to Ecuador and Peru. We flew from Panama to the second largest city in Ecuador – Guayaquil. One of the reasons for choosing Guayaquil rather than Quito as our starting point is that it was the best location …

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