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... out for dinner when dinner and drinks for two only costs $14. Me being totally clueless about what there is to do in this city and Dunia being indecisive, we just wandered until I recognised something. My hostel. Thinking it would be a long shot, I asked old mate from the bar if they had chess. Blow me down, they had chess, draughts, cards of all kinds, Yahtzee and so on. I haven't played chess I bloody ages, and promptly got ...
... t allowed to take any pictures.
When we came out of there a guy was practising parkour in front of the museum. We caught a taxi from there to our next destination, La Capilla del Hombre, or 'The Chapel of Man'. This monument and art museum was a creation of Ecuador´s most famous artist, Guayasamín, as a tribute to humankind, the suffering of Latin America´s indigenous poor and the eternal hope for a more positive future.
It lies in the very ...
... the large Virgin Mary Statue that can be seen from nearly anywhere in the city. Lunch was delicious, followed by good conversation and warm relations. We are truly going to miss these people, they’ve done nothing but welcome us with open arms and roll out the red carpet everywhere we go. It is humbling to say the least.
After lunch we spent some time in the daylight in Old Town Quito, we saw a lot of cool museums and the insides ...
I woke up and had breakfast with Cindy. Fresh fruit, coffee, and cheese empanadas with sugar on top. It was very good. We took a drive about 1.5 hours east to a small village called Papallacta. Along the drive, I noticed so many construction projects going on in all parts of greater Quito. Interstate expansions, huge new bridges, and new building going up everywhere. Cindy's aunt told me that Ecuador's economy is doing well ...
My first actual day of being by myself since I started my trip. Disconcerting and liberating at the same time - feel the fear and do it anyway right?! It turned out to be more of an adventurous day than I had bargained for. So I'm all set and mentally prepared to catch the local buses out to the 'actual' equator/monument (about 25km out of the city) so I head downstairs and ask one of the hotel staff if they happen to ...