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Living in Quito, Ecuador:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Quito, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Quito what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Before moving to Quito, you should consider that it is a city with an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level. This is why you could have problems breathing and doing exercise which you were usually used to. Another thing that is characteristic of Quito, is that is a city with a lot of traffic one of the best way to travel is by taking the bus or metro that runs from north to south.

Peyton, says: 2020

If you are moving to Quito, know that, although it is a wonderful city and has a lot of popular places to visit, the last years it has become insecure because robberies and crime have grown. I am not saying that you are going to get robbed in every corner of the streets and at all times of the day, but you will have to be careful in which neighborhoods you visit, especially at night.

Andrea, says: 2020

The majority of the population only speaks Spanish. Second, people with altitude sickness need to be beware of the altitude. Quito sits at nearly 10,000 feet up and can greatly affect one’s health. The culture is vastly different from other countries. The food, the people, the customs, and lifestyle are all things that need to be taken into consideration.

Peyton, says: 2020

Quito is all about scenic beauty and very peaceful. One should move here not only for a calm lifestyle but also for its beautiful weather. Different varieties of fruits and vegetables will keep you healthy fit and fine. The historical evidences are a worth watch. The architecture is similar to European culture since spain invaded Ecuador and so became spanish country’s widely spoken language.

Peyton, says: 2020

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