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Having stayed the night at La Cigale, Cuenca (again), we had a lazy morning before getting a taxi out to the airport for our trip to Quito. We'd decided not to bus it this time, there were a few towns along the way that I'd like to have seen but with the rain we've been having lately, we decided to fly rather than risk landslides etc.
... tour contact here in Quito.
Oh and a doggy moment today. This lovely on was at the airport and was set loose in the da to check passenger bags just before me the flight boarded.
You know the rest.
And one final comment about the hotel - it's the same hotel as before and the room is the same with one exception - no raised platform, for the couch by the window this time, which is better, and a funkier chair and tables. See pic.
... another bus to mundo el mindo which was only 15 cents! Took about 1.5 hours to get to the equator. 2 different attractions there - one a statue which us where the French declared the equator line being, a marking on the hill that the indigenous people made using the sun (you couldn't visit this just see from a distance) and another museum which lined up with the line on the mountain and wasn't opened until around 1992 (or 2002) when used army gps to determine ...
... being given a guided tour alongside the artist of the unveiled portrait of Guayasmin so it was a privilege to be able to shake his hand and to take a photo of him alongside his painting. We felt truly blessed to have been able to view and get to know the works of such a great man who until today had been totally unknown to us. We had forgone lunch so I decided a decent meal was called for and we dined at a restaurant overlooking the city. The 200 ...
... had yet to do it. My guide tried to capture the moment but just as he got my camera ready the wind came and blew it off. But I managed to balance it again to get the photo you can see. These skills won me a certificate stamped and everything! I visited the larger site once again, as I had rushed off to catch the smaller museum with its earlier closing time, I went back and caught some more shots with less crowds.
The return journey was a ...