What's Quito like?

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1. Posted by redknight5 (Full Member 80 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hiya, jetting off on my 1st RTW trip in 5 days time, alone! aaahhh! starting in quito, ecuador. just wondered what people who've bin there thought of quito? advice appreciated!! thanks


2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Quito is a place where people seem to take themselves somewhat seriously.
They're not unfriendly but neither are they overly demonstrative.
Streets are safe in the daytime and if you live @ sea level like I do you'll feel short of breath for a few days upon arriving.

3. Posted by redknight5 (Full Member 80 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

hiya, thanks yeh av spent 2 weeks in quito now am about to leave. yeh the poeple do take themselves seriously, some are really friendly but u get the occasional shout of "gringo" as you walk thru the streets, which is annoying. there arent many tourists here and you stand out like a sore thumb wen on the streets. there are some nice places around to visit and the view of the mountains from quito are spectacular!! but crime is a definate proble, especially on buses and trams during the day, and you`re a fool if you go out at night cos youre just asking to get mugged. but its worth a visit - recommend Secret Garden hostel in old quito, Jose Antepara street, near Los Rios - fantastic food and clean freindly facilities for $5 a night!! check it out