Thursday, October 30, 2008

Last day in Quito, Ecuador.

The plan was to head to the coast after the jungle but after eating some bad chicken we spent a few days going back and forth between the bathroom and the bed instead. Will hit up a beach in Uruguay instead. Decided to stay in Quito for the remainder of our stay in Ecuador and we have covered a couple of museums, amazing churches (including a wedding), the presidential palace, Mitad del Mundo (middle of the world), enjoyed some amazing food and view over Quito´s old town at cafe Mosaico. If ever in Quito, don´t miss it. We have also learned past tense and a bunch of verbos irregulares so we no longer have to constantly speak in present tense. "Yesterday we eat at restaurant" just doesn´t sound good. Last night we also went to a really cool wine bar, Pobre Diablo, and listened to a Latin jazz band and had too many glasses of red wine for Spanish lessons at 8.30 this morning. Spending today packing our (growing) back packs and running errands before our 7 am flight to Cusco, Peru tomorrow where we are meeting up with Wei-Jean and Jason. Can´t wait. The Inka trail is next. Keep your fingers crossed that we make it. Should have spent more time at that gym back in Seattle, what´s it called again?

Inside La Compania de Jesus. Seven tons of gold was
used to gild the walls, ceilings and altar

Don´t visit the botanical garden in October,
the flowers are dead and they still charge you $3.50

Brad managing to balance an egg on a nail at the Museo
Solar Inti Nan (ekvatorn)

Quito with Cotopaxi in the background

Brad checking out Guyasamin´s amazing art
at astounding Capilla del Hombre (Chapel of Man)

Casa de president Carrea

Me where the last version of the new constitution
was drafted.

1 comment:

Märy said...

Safe travels on the trail!
Hugs from a rainy Seattle...what else!