This Ecuadorian City is a Must Visit — See Why!

Forget Machu Pichu or Rio de Janeiro...

Quito, Ecuador took home the honor for "South America's Leading Destination" for the second year in a row at the 21st Regional World Travel Awards Gala, a.k.a. the Academy Awards of the tourism industry. The win is no surprise; the Ecuadorian capital boasts plenty of old world charm, exquisite architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and must-see historical sites.

Still not convinced? These 10 Instagram pictures will convince you to book a flight to Quito, Ecuador as soon as possible: 

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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