The Travellers Inn comes recommended in the Lonely Planet South America On A Shoestring guide. Before booking, we also checked out reviews of the property on TripAdvisor – which were all very positive.
This semi-carved roast pig greeted us as we entered the Mercado Central in Old Town Quito, Ecuador. I had to take a photo for my pig-roasting friends.
The market is organized into sections for produce, fruits, meat, fish, poultry, etc. This photo of a produce-seller’s stall gives you a feel for the abundance and variety of foods on offer. I couldn’t help but linger by the two stalls selling herbs. They were not as visually appealing as this one, but the co-mingling scents of the many herbs stacked high was an aromatic delight.
The humble spud had it’s own aisle in this market.
That last photo didn’t do justice to the variety of spuds on display so I had to take another photo so you could appreciate the detail
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We started our family world trip in Quito, Ecuador. Although we plan to chill out at the beach in Southern Ecuador for a little rest and relaxation before we start the trip proper, I thought it would be fun to indulge in a little geekiness and take photos standing on the Equator as a way to mark the start of our journey in a notable way. My boys were only too happy to comply.
Mitad Del Mundo is an equatorial marker about an hour north of Quito. It’s a totally manufactured tourist attraction, but it’s fun. You can take your photo in front of the small on-site museum or…
standing on the line marking the Equator or…
high-five-ing across the Equator.
The Mitad Del Mundo is easily accessible via the blue line public buses from central Quito. There is an expressway which runs along Av America and Av Del La Prensa. If like us, you think that you don’t really need to take the express bus, be warned, the trip takes at least 30 minutes longer on the local buses. We paid less than $5 there and back for all four of us.
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