Backpacking in Ecuador: New Town Quito

It has forever confused me as to what people mean when they say “old town” and “new town” about the same town – almost as if they are dividing a city into two parts based solely on age. I don’t do it with football shirts or girlfriends, it feels a bit odd to do it Read more about Backpacking in Ecuador: New Town Quito[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Finn McCool’s Irish Pub – Quito!

The very words “Finn McCool’s Irish Pub” will linger forever in my own memory and those of 5 other Northern Ireland fans. The reason being that back in 2005 we launched the glamorous and innovative South of England Northern Ireland Supporters Club in a bar of that very name in the seaside town of Weymouth Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Finn McCool’s Irish Pub – Quito![…]

In The Door Of Ecuador

Arriving in Ecuador was at a substantial extra cost for me. Just 2 nights before my flight to Ecuador (“the equator country”) I had booked 2 flights – on TACA’s website with help and advice from an American guy sharing in the same room at Pariwana hostel, who similarly to me had done the whole Read more about In The Door Of Ecuador[…]

Equator Trip Part 1: Ciudad Mitad Del Mundo, Ecuador – Journey To The Middle Of The World

It’s a funny feeling when you stand in the middle of the world. Apparently you even weigh less on the Equator. Something to do with forces. But it had been well over a year since I was last in the Northern Hemisphere – that was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2009 (in fact it’s Read more about Equator Trip Part 1: Ciudad Mitad Del Mundo, Ecuador – Journey To The Middle Of The World[…]

Backpacking in Ecuador: Quito Playing Games With My Heart

I am forever grateful to the wonderful people we meet when we travel. On arrival in Quito, I met Erin, from the USA. Erin works at Colonial House Hostel and has lived in Quito for a while. I ask her where the best places to go are on my first afternoon and evening in the Read more about Backpacking in Ecuador: Quito Playing Games With My Heart[…]

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