Ecuador is so much more than the Galapagos!

I was lucky enough to visit Quito and the surrounding area in 2013 (you can read about it on my blog here). We took a tourist train from Quito to Machachi—a market town a few hours south of Quito. While on the train we saw Gauchos on their horses traversing the countryside. I was immediately jealous that they were out there and I was on a train. Exploring the old colonial city and sampling the amazing food just cemented the idea in my head that I had to return at some point.

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