Scott Patterson wrote:I guess it could happen, but probably not as often as some books make it out to be. Just use caution and take securtiy measures.
Myzantrope wrote:Daytime the trolley is safe, and most of the time quite empty during the day.
No fear on that side, I reckon. Buses can be more crowded, therefore more chances to get pick-pockets.
But it is true than taking a taxi of your own (not sharing with strangers) is highly recommended at night.
Anyway, Quito is a nice town. A visit of the Basilica in the morning to have a nice view over the old town is enjoyable
Alpinist wrote:How's the trip going so far Chris...? Have you guys climbed anything besides the steps to the local taqueria...?
LonePeakFreak wrote:Quito and Cuenca, both mentioned earlier in this thread as "dangerous" cities, are by far the safest and cleanest cities in Ecuador. No, don't wear jewelry or hang your fancy camera around your neck or carry a lot of cash while you're there, but those rules apply in most places anyway.
Bottom line - if these cities scare you, you probably shouldn't be in South America. That's just how it is. There aren't many places down there I'd feel safer in than Quito.
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