Quito's colonial center is made for aimless wandering; you never know what you'll find around the next corner.
In country where basic safety standards are sci-fi, terrified residents of Ecuador's capital are freaking out about Cotopaxi's bad breath.
After Ecuador's opposition staged a wave of protests over the weekend, President Rafael Correa struck back Monday, calling a massive rally of his own in central Quito.
Every country has its quirks, and Ecuador is no exception.
Corazon isn't as well-trodden as many of Ecuador's other peaks, but is a great climb to cut your teeth on.
Quito does a good job of teasing visitors with its stunning views of snow capped mountains in every direction. But between tackling the likes of Cotopaxi and Antisana, there are a few good day hikes within a stone throw of the capital to get acclimatised like Pasochoa.