November 05, 2013

We're Back in Beautiful Quito Ecuador! First Stop, Desayuno for $1.75

Not only was the breakfast $1.75 but they served real coffee instead of instant. This was a real treat for me since we've been on the road traveling the Ecuador coast for months now. Most restaurants, unless you go to an actual coffee shop, serve instant coffee!  This is very strange in a land that grows coffee!! 

Anyway, we have been pounding the pavement in Quito to bring you the best of this lovely, BIG cosmopolitan city.
                  

9 comments:

  1. Do you still enjoying living in Cuenca Ecuador ? Because your life looks so amazing to me. But I wonder if it would be ok for me to go and live there if as a woman alone and not speaking the language, that is the reason why I asked this. Or shall I move to another place in Ecuador where it is safer and cheaper, but then would I feel alone without Americans around me. Really love your blog and videos.

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    1. Hi Monique,

      Yes, we like Cuenca. Only you can decide where YOU would like to live. South America is not for everyone. It is always best to know at least "basic" Spanish before you move here. Another good inexpensive area with little crime is Loja Ecuador and there are lots of foreigners there too. You should visit first and see if Ecuador is for you.

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  2. I been following you since you started the website but when is thebest month f or me to see the ssouthern coast and cienca

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    1. We cannot really answer that for you. However, we like to go to the beach when it is colder and rainy in Cuenca, which is mostly from June through October.

      It is always a good time to visit Cuenca. LOL

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  3. Hmmm. It looks like almuerzo rather than breakfast.

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    1. Well, it was breakfast. That is what they served us at 9:00am and they called it Desayuno; Look at the sign in the video.

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  4. Very Nice... We don't eat out much here (expensive California), but, I'm guessing the cup of juice alone would be a buck over here. Some questions:

    1. Is it still significantly cheaper there to buy local produce/meat/rice/etc and cook for yourself? or is buying prepared foods pretty close in cost to preparing yourself?

    2. Do produce growers & livestock farmers there embrace or avoid the western corporate agricultural products used here (including genetically modifying)?

    3. How is the drinking water quality there? Do they fluoridate water like they do here?

    Looking forward to more Quito videos....

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    1. Produce is very inexpensive here. Meat costs about the same as in the U/S. GMO crops are not allowed in Ecuador. The water is fresh and tastes great in Cuenca. I don't think there is fluoride in the water...we hope not...but I'm sure that I did read that somewhere.

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    2. We're glad you are enjoying the Quito videos. To be informed when we post new videos on the Quito blog we have added a Quito feed on the Discover Cuenca blog. It is on the right hand side column, just a little ways down. But of course you should subscribe to the Quito Blog if you haven't already! Thanks for commenting.

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