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Quito Colonial Chatter, Issue #032
November 21, 2014
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Around Quito

Finally! Time zips away and if we fall off its roller coaster, it's sometimes reeealy hard to get back on. OK, here we go:

We've got a new queen for the fiesta that's now beginning. Her name is Carolina Baez, and her theme for the year is safety for women and children in Quito.

A couple of weeks ago, Veronica Cedeno began her reign as winner of the province of Esmeraldas She considers herself a country girl since her parents "work the land." She'll focus her reign on children of women prisoners as well as designing a plan for people suffering from catastrophic illnesses.

A new political movement launched in front of the presidential palace with about 500 shouts of "Democracy yes - re-election no" with those who oppose the amendment Correa instituted to be able to run for a third term.

Other amendments he installed don't sit too well with them either. I like the one where doctors can be sued if negligence is proven.

Ecuador Problems - Solutions

Rains continue along with the problems continuous rain brings. It is the rainy season. And if the rains don't come, there's a problem with fires.

Speeding - especially motorcycles - are causing accidents and other headaches. Plans for more radar throughout Ecuador seem in the making.

The 25 cent fare for trolleys and buses will go up soon to 42 cents... still half price for tercer edad (senior citizens) will only be 21 cents.

Tourism in Ecuador

The fiesta begins! Lots of celebrating until it ends on December 6.

Ecuador's new tourism theme claims "All you need is Ecuador!"

All I know is we're being invaded by thousands of shutterbugs.

The highway to Cotacachi that closed after the August earthquakes opened again after repairs.

San Antonio near Mitad del Mundo begins to compete for tourism, especially with great food to eat.

Tour Guide

Angel, of Quinde Adventures runs his van for airport transfer at $20 a head.

To join his adventures or have him map out your dream ones, contact him now to give him your dates and find out his rates. Receive a reply within 48 hours.

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