The middle of the world is a blog about Quito Ecuador, and life within it for expats. It contains many useful articles to help you get along if you should decide to live here.
Blogs from expats in Quito
Would you like to work, live, move to Quito? Or just to find out how is life in Quito? We've got much more than travel brochures: read blogs written by expats living in Quito!
Follow along as I experience the highs and lows of life as an expat in Ecuador. Journey with me on my travels through my new home country and then as I explore greater South America. Learn from my experience just as I have learned from countless explorers before me.
I lived in Quito for about 9 months and traveled the country extensively. There are a wealth of posts about daily life, food, and the unique aspects of living in Ecuador. There are other posts about traveling in Peru and Chile, as well as living in San Francisco.
Jungle is a vibrant part of Ecuador, which is the beginning of what separates this country from many others. It is not the only thing by far, but it's a good start. Cuyabeno River Basin Reserve is one of those areas protected, to a degree, as an ecological and environmental treasure of Ecuador. Sadly, the oil deposits that lie underneath are a constant temptation for those charged with it's protection. Just 45 families stand between conservation and plunder. Those who "own," or on record have title to this land, but what happens if they leave or die out? Can others move in? Good question. This area is so rich in wildlife and all the elements that provide Oxygen, with the lush foliage that thrives in this jungle environment. The lifestyle for the inhabitants is simple by comaprrison to city life.
Yet in spite of all temptations to belong to other nations, he remains an Englishman! A 56yo Englishman with a background in fashion and fine jewellery, I’ve been living in Quito, Ecuador since January 2011. I blog about art, architecture, culture, the bar scene, and whatever takes my fancy!
Welcome to Ecuador! I arrived on September 17th, 2008. Quito is the Capital, right on the Equator, at 9,350 ft. (1.77 miles) above sea level in the heart of the Andes Mountains, where the weather is 50's in the evening, and 70's during the day all year round. Valley of Eternal Sprintime!