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Quebrada Ashitahuaico

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  • Day79

    Quito Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour

    January 19, 2020 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today we took the hop on, hop off bus around all of Central Quito City, starting from historial centre in San Francisco Square (home to the gold leaf Church) and headed to see the Vigin Mary statue that overlooks all of the historic centre from from mountain top with a great view over the city. From there we went onto see the Basilica Cathedral still within the historic centre, surrounded by green parks. We decided to buy our ticket in to climb the towers of the cathedral, it was pretty high and alot of non queuing going on the climb up and down the steps, so you can guess there were a few hairy moments near the edge 😂😅 the next stop was the Boho neighbourhood of La Florania, which would have been great in the evening, as everything was pretty much shut! It seemed to be a posh neighbourhood for the richer hippies or vegans 😂 as it seemed to be there posh gated homes with restaurants just on there doorstep so they don't have to venture into downtown Quito lol. Although it seemed lovely, and the cafe we found did excellent food! The next place we stopped was obviously the main shopping and living area of most of the locals, with lots of high rise buildings and shopping centres, and a big park in the centre (trying to be like new york I'm guessing! 😳). One of the last places we past was a small neighbourhood close to the modern district, with lost if hostels, lovely looking plazas with nothing but restaurants and happy hour bars... Plus the good old handy craft markets close by, which is definitely aimed at tourists 😂 with the same panchos, scarfs, bags and pottery that they had in all of Perú. To be fair though every time we have seen a market like this we're drawn in, and end up buying something... So it does work. Lol 😂 we ended the tour back in the historical centre, but was good to see how the building and culture changes from each side of the city.Read more

    Mel Henshall

    The cathedral clocks tell you the local time and time in the UK! Very thoughtful.

    1/21/20Reply
    Helen Fricker

    😍

    1/21/20Reply
     
  • Day36

    Der Berg kräht

    November 26, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Wandern ist eine Form weiten Gehens von mehreren Stunden. Früher eine häufige Art des Reisens, stellt es heute vorwiegend eine Freizeitbeschäftigung dar. Die s.g. Wanderer tragen hierbei i.d.R. knöchelhohe Latschen, um auch auf Höhen von über 4000 Meter trittsicher gegen die Hürden der Berge und Vulkane anzukommen. Bekannte Gipfel sind bspw. Pasochoa (4200m), Rumiñahui (4650m) und Pichincha (4696m).
    Nicht immer spielen die Wettergegebenheiten mit. In manchen Fällen kann es zu Hagel, Sturm, Gewitter, Regenfällen und Sonnenschein (bah) kommen. Alle Wetterphänomene konnten zuletzt am Rumiñahui beobachtet werden.
    Wanderer, die schnappend um Luft ringen, werden häufig am Pichincha entdeckt. Eine Legende behauptet, ihr rapider Herzschlag könne bis ins Tal gehört werden.
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    Claudia Kipp

    Wo ist das Seil? 🧶

    11/27/19Reply
    Claudia Kipp

    Junge! Ohne Gurt und Sicherung😳

    11/27/19Reply
    Annkaaa

    Dreh das Bild um 90 Grad nach rechts und schon sieht es ziemlich unspektakulär aus 😅

    11/27/19Reply
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  • Day5

    Frañol und zum ersten Mal "Cuy"

    October 30, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Ob Cuy noch zu einer unseren Leibspeisen wird, sei dahin gestellt. Aber das Bier und die Cocktails waren lecker :-) Und die Weisheit des Abends: Tengo dolor de mi cerveza, porque tengo muchos agujeros en mis vasos. El problema es el lupolo!Read more

    Sven-Philipp Glomme

    Esst mehr Meer Schwein ...🙈

    10/31/19Reply
     
  • Day266

    Quito

    February 16, 2020 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Quito, die Hauptstadt von Ecuador liegt in einem Hochtal auf rund 2800m. Sie ist etwa 40 Km lang und 5 km breit mit dem üblichen Verkehrschaos. Eine kleine wunderschöne historische Altstadt steht unter UNESCO Schutz. Morgens früh von der Dachterasse hat man einen Blick auf den Vulkan Cotopaxi mit 5897m.Read more

    Roman Giacometto

    Wow so clean!!

    2/18/20Reply
     
  • Day279

    Don Quijote

    August 18, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Am Wochenende haben wir den 10. Internationalen Salsa Kongress in Quito besucht.

    Doch ab heute hiess es “ zurück in die Schule” wir werden nun eine zeitlang die spanische Sprache lernen, um hier in Südamerika mit den Menschen sprechen zu können. Mal schauen wie es wird, der erste Tag war echt cool.Read more

    Tamara Henseler

    Hey cool! Diviértete!

    8/21/19Reply

    Wau, was ihr alles erlebed.... Danke för die vele schöne Idrück wo mir dörfed mitgniesse....

    8/27/19Reply
     
  • Day2

    Day one in Quito

    February 15, 2020 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    The first thing that we did today is go to a huge church called Basilica del Voto Nacional.
    After that we walked to a city square. There were so many people mingling and going places, it was unlike anything I ever seen. Next we went to the most beautiful church I have ever been to called Compañía. The next thing we did was go on a gondola and went up to mount Pinchincha. Lastly we went to an amazing Bible study led by youth pastor David. It was really amazing to meet all the people in the Bible study and get to know them. God taught me to have patience and even when people don’t speak the same language as you do it doesn’t mean that you can’t interact with them.
    - Kahlea Ney, blogger extraordinaire

    The first day of us being in Ecuador was so much fun! We started off by going to the Basilica. It was so big and had so many cool features. We then headed to La plaza de la Independencia. It was really cool (and also) big. We shortly after I walked to La iglesia de la compañía. It was filled with gold and totally breath taking. We went above the city on a gondola and looked at Quito from above. We ended the night with a youth group. That was a lot if fun to see the differences amongst people’s ideas and thoughts. - Hannah Snyder, writer.
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    Paul Bernard

    So cool!

    2/16/20Reply
    Amanda Snyder

    Sounds like an amazing start to your trip!💕

    2/16/20Reply
     
  • Day49

    47. Ecuador-Quito - Riots Continue

    October 10, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    We remain stuck in Quito as violent protests and extensive roadblocks continue. Full description from the NYT:

    Seven Days of Unrest and Counting: Thousands Stream Into Ecuador’s Capital

    QUITO, Ecuador — Thousands of protesters streamed into downtown Quito on Wednesday, the seventh day of violent unrest that has brought the country to a virtual standstill, has led to the arrest of hundreds and has threatened the government’s stability.

    President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador arrived in Quito, the capital, on Wednesday afternoon to meet with leaders of the protest movement, which was ignited by the government’s decision last week to eliminate a popular fuel subsidy program. Protesters also staged anti-government rallies in cities nationwide, often barricading roads.
    The demonstrations have been so fierce that Mr. Moreno this week moved the seat of government from Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil, more than 150 miles away, the first time in over 100 years that it had been moved from the capital.

    More than 700 people have been arrested nationwide over the past week of protests. On Wednesday, the police in Quito used tear gas to break up the crowds, which included members of labor unions and indigenous groups, and some protesters threw Molotov cocktails.

    The Red Cross announced it would suspend operations and assistance because it was unable to guarantee the security of its staffers.

    The government has pushed back as well. In Guayaquil, the authorities themselves blocked a major bridge to frustrate demonstrators, and a curfew imposed this week barred people from areas around government buildings and other strategic locations after 5 p.m.

    The demonstrations were set off by Mr. Moreno’s decision to eliminate fuel subsidies as part of an austerity plan required under an agreement with the International Monetary Fund to help Ecuador stabilize its finances.

    The fuel subsidy cut, which will lead to higher gas and consumer prices, enraged many Ecuadorians who have endured years of economic malaise.

    Transportation unions were among the first to call for a national strike, and students, workers and indigenous organizations soon joined. The union workers called off their strike when they reached a fare-hike agreement with the government. Yet other workers, indigenous groups and students — along with some political rivals of Mr. Moreno — have continued to protest in large numbers.

    The indigenous movement has become a strong political force in Ecuador since the early 1990s, when protesters first marched to Quito, demanding legal recognition of their property over lands they regards as their ancestral property.

    In a televised interview on Tuesday, Mr. Moreno said he would not consider leaving office.
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    Mike Heap

    Yum, yum!

    10/10/19Reply
     
  • Day46

    Ups & downs in Ecuador

    November 17, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Long time ago I posted my last story in Ecuador and there are reasons:

    Firstly, my phone was stolen lately in a crowded public bus in Quito 😠. Bought a replacement now and am available only with my local number.

    Secondly, the weather conditions unfortunately did not allow my desired volcano climbs > 5000m. Made it to the top of Volcano Pinchincha with 4600m, but was completely covered in clouds 😞.

    But I managed to stand right on the equator 😝.

    Still there is light at the end of the tunnel: Left the unlucky capital Quito for Cuenca, a nice much smaller city in the south of Ecuador and feeling quite relaxed & well here 😃.

    Plan to stay around here for a while, take spanish lessons & work as volunteer in a social project.
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    hello how are you, what a shame but there are still many places to know take care greetings from Bolivia... Ana

    11/28/19Reply
    Daniela J.

    Hi Ralfie, how are you? Looking forward to updates from you!

    12/1/19Reply
     
  • Day7

    SHELL..BAÑOS...BACK TO QUITO

    February 20, 2020 in Ecuador ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    While today was mainly filled with travel time on the bus, we were able to spend the time looking at three different types of geography; rainforest, cloud forest, and valley. It was an amazing illustration of the beauty God made in 6 short days! We were blessed with a trip to the house of Nate Saint! It was eye opening to hear how the death of five men from spears led to the conversion of some of the Waorani. Even more, this group of previously unreached people stopped their killing because Jesus was the one who received the final spearing! Overall, we have had the opportunity to bond and see how swing Gods work is!!!Read more

  • Day1

    In Quito ahcho

    September 15, 2019 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Endlich bini in Quito imene herzige chline Hostel ahcho, das wird vo Dütsche, Schwizer und Equadorianer gfühert.
    Ich hoffe dasi Morn no es paar Tips bechume, was mer da alles cha mache.
    Nachere ahgnähme Duschi gits jetzt no es chüels Bierli.😃Read more

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