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Quito Colonial Chatter, Issue #034
January 19, 2015

Quito Colonial Chatter Mitad del Mes newsletter brings you the latest news and additions to Quito-Colonial website.

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Around Quito

December brings the lighting of the Nativity Scene on El Panecillo. The mayor's wife, Maria Fernanda Pacheco, continued the tradition without a hitch on December 16 at twilight.

The foundation Queen of Quito through the queen of the year, Carolina Baez, distributed toys to Quito children, a 20-year-old tradition. About 500 children benefited. Every year a different section of Quito is chosen. This year, social media got wind of it, and distorted it into a frenzy as if this were the first queen to ever do this.

Ecuador Problems - Solutions

The first case of chikungunya from the mosquito has emerged. My solution - live in Quito. It's too high and too cool for lots of bugs, especially mosquitos. Mosquitos love my blood.

Smog has turned into a big problem of late with more Ecuadorians buying cars, but the biggest problem is with the buses. That's why they're working on raising the fare from 25 cents/12 cents. Maintenance is paramount.

In addition, smog will be measured starting today as a first step towards minimizing it.

When the rain doesn't come, the air doesn't clear.

Tourism in Ecuador

The New Year celebrations returned to Amazonas and presented a festival of parades with some streets closing from 6 AM to 8PM intermittently.

International Living has again declared Ecuador as number 1 for living in, especially Cuenca.

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. He'll work with you on the price. Receive a reply within 48 hours.


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