I'm really looking forward to spending about a week in Quito soon starting the first week in July. I'm American and wondering what type of clothes to pack? I was thinking casual tshirts and leggings with maybe a few pairs of jeans. Also, sneakers and a light jacket/scarf. Won't be wearing jewelry or dressing up although I might bring one semi dressy outfit for a nice dinner.
May seem like a silly question but are blacks seen or treated a certain way in Quito? I've been a few places where I was a bit "rare" and got stared at, special treatment, no treatment, asked to take pictures with...you name it. Just wondering what I should expect there (hoping it's pretty chill).
Any advice in terms of things to avoid wearing at all? Or things I shouldn't forget to pack to wear? I hear clothes from retailers in the US can be very expensive to buy there so I don't want to forget anything. Also, any tips on places to avoid going or safety tips are greatly appreciated. I'll be sure to brush up on my Spanish soon before going! :)