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Quito, perfectly mixing the old and modern

Entirely different world

Once you arrive to Quito, you will be surprised about almost everything, seeing women carrying impossibly heavy loads, impossible to carry, hearing blind accordion player,that breaks your heart, an old man selling ice cream and what will surprise you the most, roast pigs everywhere. Quito is like no other city in the world, it perfectly mixes the old and modern, the past and present, with only 20 minutes walking from old town, you will reach New town, which will open you an entirely different world. Quito is considered one of the most beautiful regions of Latin America, it's located in the Andean mountains, 9200 feet above sea level. The city is fairy tale, with amazing colonial churches, and the climate is spring like all year round, Quito will offer you incredible cultural diversity.

The main volcanoes of Ecuador are located in the capital, the streets have been destroyed, and rock houses used to be a solid shelter, it's a beautiful strip of land surrounded by volcanoes and mountains. But that's not it about Quito, there are countless amazing parks and monuments, surrounded by warm and welcoming people, that will make your stay unique and unforgettable. This region, Sierra, which includes also Quiti is considered as culturally a very conservative society, it can be seen in manner of dress, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds dress up really colorfully. Men will be in a pair of trousers and a button down shirt, women in dresses. Nowadays the short pants are only for elders, the young people dress in more comfortable clothes. Although you have to dress for all seasons, once the sun goes down, it might be really cold.

You will definitely enjoy their cuisine once you are there, which is very diverse, the mountain regions provide more pork and chicken, everything served with rice, potatoes or cereals, in general they eat very healthy and work hard. One of the most traditional meals is Ecuadorian soup with 12 different type of beans and milk, all served with codfish. For all the curious foodies, Quito offers you a many degustation and food tours to get just a step closer to their culture. Of course one of the best coffee and herbal teas will be more than available. Enjoy Ecuador, Quito.

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