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June 2018. Summer 2018. There were two Vietnamese girls who had a passion in traveling and exploring Latin America culture, decided to take a challenge to discover a part of the world where before, back in Vietnam, would they never imagine they could put their feet on. And let me tell you the story of those two Vietnamese girls in that trip. Exciting. Fun. Nervous. Sad. Thrilling. All kinds of emotions. I hope when reading these posts, you could also experience a part of Latin America countries, and who knows, you could – one day – explore Latin America and fall in love with them – just like I do.
2. Historical Quito [Continued]
I will take you to different corners of historical Quito again. You can see different sides of Ecuador, from art, music, buildings to a part their economy.
3. Further Quito
La Mitad del Mundo
Stop there in historical Quito, I take you to a bit further from the center city, to the place why Ecuador named Ecuador (means Equator in Spanish). It’s called La Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City)
Cotopaxi volcano is one of the highest volcanoes in the world – and one of the must-see things when visiting Ecuador. If you love hiking, trekking and nature, this surely cannot be ignored.
One breathtaking site of Ecuador is Quilotoa – just simple amazing. When you stand there – at Quilotoa – you will ask yourself the Mother Earth is just so amazing to create a “maravilloso” place like that and you cannot just believe that is it really a real lake – or is it just photoshoped to have this amazing colour, sky and everything? To put in short, it is just beyond any of your imagination.
And even the way from Cotopaxi to Quilotoa, it was also really amazing. I could not take any photos, but believe me, you have to go for it, see it by your eyes and really, you feel like you cannot breath because of its beauty.
Going around Quito is actually really easy. We went to this market – which is a very famous indigenous market where you can buy textiles and souvenirs. If I would suggest to buy things in this market are more diversed, but not everything was truly made by artisians and usually you have to bargain a lot. There was one in the center of Quito which is easy for you to choose and also they do not offer price too high.
If you like adventure, Banos is a place you cannot miss. You can do any type of adventure activities, like hiking, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, zip lining… whatever you want – Banos will offer you.
In part 2, I have shown you the other beauty of Ecuador. In next part, we would discover Food heaven in this amazing country. Or what I mean, I still have another part to write 😛