The Historic District Of Quito, Ecuador

The historic center of Quito, Ecuador is one of the best-preserved colonial areas across all of Latin America. It is the reason that in 1978 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. It is a miracle that the area has survived so intact, given that in 1917 it was hit by a devastating earthquake. TheContinue reading “The Historic District Of Quito, Ecuador”

Basilica of the National Vow Quito, Ecuador

The Basilica of the National Vow is a new Gothic style cathedral, considered to be the most significant religious site in Ecuador in terms of design, and one of the most impressive in South Americas. This basilica was inspired by Notre Dame in Paris; its construction began in 1892 and was completed in 1988. TheContinue reading “Basilica of the National Vow Quito, Ecuador”

Dusk At Plaza de Armas, Cusco Peru

Strolling through the Plaza de Armas in the center of the historic district of Cusco, Peru near dusk. This is an amazing location filled with museums, historic architecture, cafes, restaurants and shops. If you are thinking of visiting Machu Picchu be sure to schedule a few days for Cusco. This neighborhood was the original siteContinue reading “Dusk At Plaza de Armas, Cusco Peru”