Julian Assange just got offered asylum. So what’s a guy got to do in Ecuador? No worries. Here’s a handy guide from travelers:
1. Well let’s hope he’s a nature lover: theres land turtles, whales, llamas and sea birds to look at
2. he can dance: “Going clubbing in another place outside “Mariscal” area; La Mariscal is very tourist place with handycrafts stores, internet places, restaurants, bars, etc; in this zone you can fin as many foreigners as ecuadorians, however if you wish to party outside Mariscal, you won’t find other tourists and it will cost you a little bit more.”
3. he can get laid:”visit a brothel with a local companion of course, and to visit the guetho in a car or the invasions where people lives with no water or electricity, or over the surface of dirty, very dirty waters by the river, all of this with an expert in the areas so it will not be dangerous. Diferent yes, but tourist don´t get to see or take pictures of this I think it`s quite the experience even for a local.”
4. He can be active!: On weekends most locals in Quito do sports, some interesting places are Parque Metropolitano in Quito, it has a magnificent view of the Valley of Tumbaco (you will love it) or the Chaquinan, a 20km old road (now only pedestrian way) that goes from Cumbaya (in the valley) to Puembo. I prefer the Chaquinan as this old road has also a very nice landscape, besides the weather in the valley is nicer, you have the change to rent a bicicle and get to the end of the way: PUembo, or you can just walk or do some jogging and enjoy this nice “promenade”.
Another fun activity i can recommend you is “puenting” consisting of jumping off a bridge (puente) like bungee jumping, this activity takes place also on weekends, you can check the bridge of Chiche near to Puembo, or the bridge in the Av. Gonzalez Suarez in Quito. Good luck!