South America is an undiscovered gem for North Americans. While each country varies, the Latino joie de vivre is everywhere and so is the great music - from the beat of hand-mad instruments of the high Andes to the modern dance sounds of the cities. The scenery is breath-taking and the warmth of the citizens will leave you wanting to return. Quito is both dangerous and fun. With bandits and armed guards outside the hotels to friendly people and food to die for, Quito is very intoxicating. With madman drivers and party buses blaring through the night, it never really seems to loose its energy. Quito is about 72 degrees year-round and is quickly becoming one of the top destinations in South America!