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Travel Blogs from Quito
... little bit chilly because it was late evening but we braved it. The food and drink was a bit more pricey than we are used to paying but we got a good, well cooked steak and a nice glass of wine.
Instead of taking the ancient elevator back to the ground floor, we took the stairs and were amazed by the random and interesting collections, from toy cars to telephones and irons, that were on display.
... and two hummingbirds - no precious stone. I asked if the silver came from Ecuador and it turns out that it comes from close to Chordeleg, a village near to Cuenca that is famous for its jewellery. I'd heard of Chordeleg before. Ari Gallery's owner gets his silver (and I assume his gold as well) from the same source local to Chordeleg as the Chordeleg jewellers do.
When we first arrived the owner's wife showed us round, but then the owner himself arrived. ...
... mountains on our way to Quito to get another bus up to the Colombian border. It was scheduled to take under 8 hours and once we hit the 10 hour mark we started to question whether Quito even existed. We finally made it and we decided to crack further on to get as close as we could to Colombia and in the best case scenario get an over night bus to Cali once we arrived at the border.
this tiny bus took us around 4 or so hours and got us into a ...
... here doesn't taste like the papaya from Bilo or Publix...it's much better. As we discussed everything from food to politics, I told them that I was feeling a little bit light-headed and short of breathe. The waiter brought me some tea and Cindy's aunt gave me a pill. Thirty minutes later, I felt better. It was a good thing too because I went even higher later in the day. Altitude sickness is real but it wasn't too bad. We took off to see the sights. First up was La Virgen de ...
... Andes, in a valley between two ranges of volcanoes (some active) that loosely define its boundaries. We took a whirlwind half-day tour with a knowledgeable driver/guide Carlo. who was brimming with positive energy. First stop was Midal del Mundo (Middle of the World), where we were given “evidence” to demonstrate that a line marked “Equator” is the magnetic divide between north and South Pole. I need to review my Grade ...
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