Here we are in Quito, one of the world’s first UNESCO listed sites – a beautiful place filled with architectural beauties, and sadly, one that also has the stigma of crime. Do some light online research on Quito and you soon come across blogs and articles completely bagging the place.
Robberies, kidnappings when using unregistered taxis and petty theft. The stories go on. Crime is an issue in parts of many South American cities, but to be honest, that’s not enough to make us sidestep a place altogether.