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Science at the Center of the World

One of the things that we really enjoyed during our visit to Quito, Ecuador, was going to the true equator and participating in several experiments. The first experiment was to close your eyes and walk along the equator line. Oddly … Continue reading

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Details of the Basilica in Quito, Ecuador

We had heard that we could get wonderful views of Quito by climbing to the top of the towers of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, so we made sure to put that on our itinerary. The architecture of the church … Continue reading

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Cotopaxi Volcano near Quito, Ecuador

On a clear day, Cotopaxi is an ominous sight that can be seen looming in the distance outside of Quito. It is an active volcano that last erupted in August of 2015 and spewed ash and steam until January of … Continue reading

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San Francisco Convent in Quito, Ecuador

There are several sites to visit when you walk through Quito’s old town and San Francisco Convent is definitely one of the places to see. It is Quito’s oldest church and monastery and construction began in 1534 and was completed … Continue reading

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Teleferico in Quito, Ecuador

If you want to get tremendous views of Quito, Ecuador, the Teleferico is definitely a great way to do it. The Teleferico is a cable car that takes you up the Pichincha volcano. Once the cable car drops you off, … Continue reading

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The Food of Ecuador

We definitely enjoyed a variety of food during our time in Ecuador. Similar to other places in South America, having both rice and potatoes with a meal was a common occurrence. There was also a variety of seafood and ceviche … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador – Old World Charm

During our time in Ecuador, we made Quito our home base and then did excursions from there. We had a lot of things planned for our visit to Ecuador, so we sandwiched our excursions with time in Quito before and … Continue reading

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Coming Home, Does it Make You Happy or Sad?

Returning home after a trip is always a mix of emotions, the comfort of being home and sadness to see a journey come to an end. There is definitely a different sense of emotions as you fly home as opposed … Continue reading

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Standing in the Middle of the World

We had another interesting and exhausting day in Ecuador. We rode a cable car above the city, hiked another volcano, and went to the equator (twice). The scenery and the people have been amazing and we are truly enjoying our … Continue reading

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We Have Arrived in Quito, Ecuador

We have been anticipating returning to South America, specifically Ecuador, for quite a while. We spent our first day in Quito getting the lay of the land and recovering from our late flight, which did not land until almost midnight. … Continue reading

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