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Welcome to the Quito Street Tours blog - here to give you insights into life in Quito that you would probably otherwise miss out on. 

 

If you're curious about what some of the bands from Ecuador sound like, or want to know more about the people making public art in Quito, come check out what we're putting up!

 

Here, we'll start with an artist who has had a huge impact on the street art scene in Quito. His murals cover dozens of walls in Quito, in Ecuador, and all over the world. Apitatán is a Quiteño who has shared Ecuadorian images and messages to millions. 

 

 

For those who might not understand his Spanish, there are still a few things to help yourself glean information from this video:

 

1) Listen for cognates. Lots of times, Spanish words sound a LOT like English words, and most of the time, they have the same meaning too.

 

2) Listen for words ending in "ito" or "ita," for those are a classic part of Quiteño (meaning something or someone from Quito) Spanish. We call this the diminutive, and it is widely used throughout Ecuador, but especially in the Andes. Its endearing, its funny, and while it might sometimes be over used (hasta lueg-ito!) it is Quito to the core.

 

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