Saturday, December 15, 2007

Quito Named #15 top places to Visit by NY Times

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I visited Quito yesterday to do some shopping. The town was abuzz with the latest boost from the NY Times Travel section listing Quito as number 15 in the top 53 places to go in 2008. I met some friends and I swear, they had a new twinkle in their eyes as they told me the exciting news.

Quito is an interesting and exciting city. Linda are I are going there for a couple days before Christmas to enjoy the sights, take in a movie or two, and eat out at one of the many exciting restaurants. We will probably drop in at the Qi Centro, the nicest mall in the city and do some shopping.

Here's what the Times had to say in their intro to the article. Check it out.

If you've been to Quito, Ecuador, there's a good chance you were heading to the Galápagos. But Quito, the colonial capital perched 9,200 feet up in the Andes, is no longer just a whistle stop. The city's crumbling historic center, one of Latin America's least altered, has been reborn after a seven-year, $200 million renovation. And a crop of upscale hotels has arrived, including a JW Marriott (www.marriott.com), making Quito a glorious new center in the so-called Middle of the World.

Read the Times article here.

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Gary

3 comments:

Bones said...

El Pobre Diablo, behind the Swiss Hotel should not be missed for dinner of modern-tipico-fusions. Fantastic music, wine, and a guabana desert that is amazing!

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