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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In Ecuador, your well being is your own responsibility. Part one. Quito, November 2014.
your well being is your own responsibility. Sound simple, but it's a foreign
concept for some people from US and Canada.
It is your own
duty to stay warm in your rental in Quito, not your landlord's or weather's or
utility's company - really!
you with mild days and cool nights almost year round; its average yearly
temperature is 64 degrees, with 55 the average at night and 78 at noon for most
of the year.
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Quito: offices, houses, apartments buildings, are built using concrete and they
don't have neither air-conditioning, nor heating, the flooring is mostly either
laminated, hardwood or tiled.
You know what
this mean - oftentimes its colder inside than outside.
coming to Quito for extended period of time, to wonder around, to work, to
study, whatever - make sure you pack warm lounging clothing, sweatpants,
sweatshirts, flannel pajamas and warm
slippers - think about what you can sleep in rather than looking stylish.If you like
to sleep with minimal clothing - pack electrical throw or blanket.
Forget about shorts,
short skirts and sandals. Layers, layers, layers - it's what you need!
go to work in the morning, they wear boots or closed-toe shoes with socks,
jackets, vests, pants. Because its cold inside of the offices, in the class
rooms, etc. You are not in tropics and Ecuador is not in Africa!