Gringolandía!Quito, Fall 2010
Although most of our weekends are spent traveling around the different and diverse parts of Ecuador, the weekends that we are here (and the occasional weekday) we like to spend nights in the Mariscal, or as the locals call it, Gringolandía. As you may have guessed it’s called Gringolandía because of all the gringo tourists that flock there to eat, dance, and hang out. But it’s not all gringos all the time, there are plenty of Ecuadorians around ready to teach you how to salsa in the clubs or talk to you in Spanish so you can learn more about the culture and lifestyle of Ecuador. During the weekends the Plaza Foch (the main square) is packed with gringos and locals alike, and club owners handing out papers to try and get you to go to their bar. Everything from Irish pubs to Salsa clubs are in the area, and the Mariscal is always sure to be a good time.
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