Posts Tagged ‘ Quito ’

Going to Ecuador? Eight things travellers should know first

Oct 28th, 2018 | By

Here are eight things you should know before you go



What’s hot: April 2018

Mar 31st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel lets you in what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel industry this month



Quito chic

Jan 28th, 2018 | By

Cloud-high in the Andes and hemmed in by the snow-capped peaks of two active volcanoes, Ecuador’s capital Quito is a colonial stunner. JAT shows you the way to go



Adventures in Ecuador

Sep 29th, 2017 | By

Andean mountains? Check. Amazonian forest? Check. Life-affirming islands and coastline? Check. Adventure seekers in Ecuador are spoiled for choice…



Ancient wisdom

Sep 3rd, 2017 | By

Ecuadorians have begun to reconsider ancestral medicine



What’s hot: February 2016

Jan 30th, 2016 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world, right now



Ecuador – four worlds, one place

Sep 7th, 2015 | By

Stepping out from the opulent marble palace-like Casa Gangotena boutique hotel in Quito, Ecuador, I found myself in a bustling plaza dating from the 1500’s. The ornately decorated San Francisco Church and Convent fronts this enormous cobblestone-paved square. On this sunny, crisp morning, in every direction there were moms with their youngsters in tow, scurrying off to school – some with their breakfast plates in hand! There was a small group of rowdy men in a corner, apparently recovering from the festivities of the night
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‘Express kidnapping’ on the rise in South and Central America

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Express kidnapping is on the rise in South and Central America, according to red24’s Threat Forecast 2013



Don’t let UNESCO put you off Quito.

Jan 5th, 2011 | By

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is the American Capital of Culture for 2011. But if you start reading some internet background, you come across the fact that Quito was UNESCO’s first world cultural site along with Krakow in Poland. The honour was well deserved but in the original document from 1977 proposing the city, the inspectors said, “Quito forms a harmonious ensemble sui generis, where the actions of man and nature are brought together to create a work unique and transcendant of its kind.” Forget this gobbledegook. What has Quito got that won it this award? Why should you visit?
Think of Ecuador and your first thought might be that it is twinned with Buxton in Derbyshire. That would be my last thought but it is true.