6 terrific reasons to take your time in Quito; Leora Rothschild; A Luxury Travel Blog

Quito has attracted drama, excitement, extraordinary beauty and a tantalising touch of danger since the dawn of human history. The little city, high up on a plateau that stretches along the eastern flanks of the Pichincha volcano, in the valley of Ecuador’s Guayllabamba River, does not lend itself to rushing. The air is thin (it is the world’s highest constitutional capital) and even the Spanish is spoken slowly… and yet, many travelers hurry through Quito, in search of another prize. When the UNESCO World Heritage Program declared its first two official sites in 1978 the honors went to the Galapagos…

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