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... GDP per head is $11,000 on a PPP basis and unemployment is 9 per cent, although observation suggests there is disguised unemployment in the form of large police and military forces. 4. Is the education system a success? Apparently literacy rates are over 96 per cent so they are doing something right and about 60 per cent of young people continue into further education when compulsory schooling ends at 17. To be ...
... currently use the US dollar.
I also rode the Teleferico to an elevation of 4,000m high for a view over the city of Quito. I did this with my German friend Annkathrin. It was interesting walking at this altitude and having clouds come right through us like cold gusts of wind. You did get some really good views of the city and the mountains as well as the weather changed incredibly quickly up there!
I also visited the middle of the world in Quito. It was fascinating ...
... the equator goes right through the volcano. The hot chocolate at the restaurant was fantastic. We stopped again to get a different view of the volcano and met these two boys with an alpaca. They liked the y guy. They looked so cool. Our next stop was an animal market. It was interesting watching and listening to the people bargaining for rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, pigs etc. We all wanted to take ...
... out soon after a pretty unexciting but perfectly adequate breakfast to explore the Old City. This was about 25 min walk away and we had no trouble finding it. The Old City too is built on a number of steep hills and parts of the walk were a bit of a struggle for both of us - though the altitude effect was now absent as Quito sits at a mere 1800m ASL. The most prominent feature of Old City is the large number of big churches, the most ornate of which is the Iglesia ...
... since I'd gotten 'on it' so to speak, so in the afternoon the next day I couldn't help the urge, and so it was, some dirty bird (KFC) was to be my first meal of the year. It also turns out Quito is dead on new years day, so after a wander we could chill, guilt free, before our night bus that would be taking us to Lago Agrio at the entrance to the Amazon where we would beheading into the jungle.
Happy new year, and until next time have a good one