The traffic in Quito can be pretty crazy, so you really have to watch yourself to avoid being a casualty. I use the same “crossing the street” philosophy in Quito as I do in Panama City, Panama. That is… “look both ways, then run like hell!”
You do need to be careful in certain parts of the city, especially walking at night. Be observant. Usually pickpockets are the biggest threat. Don’t wear any fancy jewelry and try to dress down to blend in with everyone else. I have never been sucessful blending in with anyone else in a foreign city, but I like to advise others to do so!
If you can do some of these things, you have an opportunity to enjoy what I consider to be one of the great cities of the world. I consider it one of my top 5 cities in Latin America. As a matter of fact, if you want to see my list, you can click here. When you click ,it takes you to a travel site run by my friend Charlie at www.travelblur.com He has some neat stuff there, and has won some awards.
Anyway, check out the rest of these photos.
Ok, that is it from Quito, Ecuador. Hope you enjoyed it. Quito is a fun place to visit. It is an easy 4 hour + flight from Miami.
When you fly out of Quito, make sure you keep a little money. There is some really good shopping in the airport after you pass through security.
Hope you enjoyed Ecuador. Let me know if you have any questions.
Steve Barrymore firstname.lastname@example.org
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