Ryan takes us to Quito, Ecuador.
In this episode of “Out of Office: A Travel Podcast,” get ready for some high-altitude exploration as Ryan takes us to Quito! Learn about Simon Bolivar’s significant other (who was both a lover and a fighter) and discover what qualifies as a tree worm.
For more information on the places and experiences discussed in the podcast, check out the following links:
Vanishing Postcards podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vanishing-postcards/id1544610020
Historic Quito (UNESCO World Heritage Site): https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/2/
Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Granda)
Basílica del Voto Nacional
Basilica and Convent of San Francisco
El Panecillo + Virgen de Quito
Telefériqo – Quito: https://teleferico.com.ec/
Manuela Sáenz Museum: https://museo-manuela-saenz.negocio.site/
Guayasamín Museum: https://guayasamin.org.ec/
Mitad del Mundo
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Cristobal Ortega Maila
Rincón de Francia
Somos (featuring Chef Alejandra Espinoza)
-Chontacuro (tree worm) dish: https://travelislife.org/chontacuro-eat-live-worms/
Ryan shares a study that shows the farther you wander, the happier you’ll be (https://entrylevelrebel.medium.com/new-study-the-farther-you-wander-the-happier-you-will-be-7fbfafa556f), while Kiernan suggests checking out the WPA murals at United States post offices (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_post_office_murals).