Quito

Quito Culture with Liliya Bykova

Queen of Quito To be Crowned November 27 One of the highlights of Ecuador culture occurs each year at the end of November when Quito chooses its queen.  Last year the daughter of a friend of mine was one of the candidates, so I have some insight. After 10-15 candidates […]

Ecuador Culture for October: Music and Magic

An incredibly intense schedule of cultural events is set in Ecuador during October.  Soak up the culture of Ecuador by attending one or more of these events.  Cultural suggestions come from Liliya Bykova, an expat living in Quito’s historic Old Town.   This is the first in a series of cultural […]

by October 14, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Tours, Quito

Quito Taxi Tips:

By Linda McFarlin Quito taxis can rip you off if you don’t know the fundamentals about using them. As we explore more and more of Quito, mostly by taxi, Gary has observed that there can be a big difference in the cost of fares between the same destinations depending on […]

by September 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Places in Ecuador, Quito
A Walk Through Old Town Quito With Liliya

A Walk Through Old Town Quito With Liliya

By Linda McFarlin One exceptionally sunny morning in September, our Russian-American friend Liliya gave us a sample of her walking tour through Old Town Quito. Liliya and her husband Leo, two transplants from Minnesota, are now happily ensconced in their new home in Quito’s historic district. They love to lead […]

by September 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador Culture, Ecuador Tours, Quito, Quito walking tours

Quito Named #15 top places to Visit by NY Times

I visited Quito yesterday to do some shopping. The town was abuzz with the latest boost from the NY Times Travel section listing Quito as number 15 in the top 53 places to go in 2008. I met some friends and I swear, they had a new twinkle in their […]

by December 16, 2007 2 comments Places in Ecuador, Quito