Quito and the Middle of the World
02/10/2013 - 04/10/2013
My post about Ecuador will not be long as I only had enough time to visit Quito and its surroundings.
There are quite a few things to do in Ecuador, for the adventurous trekkers who wish to climb the Cotopaxi volcano (5,897 m), or the wildlife lovers who want to explore the Galapagos islands for example. The Amazonian basin is also quite popular with boats going to Iquitos in Peru, and other towns and places which are popular among the Ecuadorian and foreigner tourists.
A trip to the Galapagos is indeed very expensive (at least 1500 US$) for a one week trip on a boat (+ the flights) so I will probably come back during another journey, when my budget will be more consequent, as all the people I met and who went there definitely had a great experience.
So my primarily aim this time was to reach Peru (Huaraz) as quickly as I could, and therefore I only took the time to take a few shots in the capital and also took the opportunity to visit the city called Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) where the Equator line is passing through. Nothing amazing nor extraordinary but something to cross off my checklist!