Howard Johnson Hotel - Quito La Carolina
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... of the judge. Our occasional questions were met with « he’ll be here soon ». He wasn’t.
At 7pm (the robbery happened at 3 pm), the state attorney called me in his office and briefed me on what to say to the judge….I understood about 30% of what he said, but what choice did I have ? At around 8pm the judge finally showed up and we entered the court room. It was waaay more official than we expected. The judge started off by asking me to ...
... up was El Panecillo - it was once an Incan observatory due to its hight and 360 views perfect for studying the stars. The Spanish decided to build the Virgin de Quito (see photo) over it. It depicts Mary as described in the book of revelations stepping on a chained dragon. You can see all of Quito from the top of the Panecillo - it's too bad it was so cloudy but the views were still breathtaking. We then headed out to Old Town Quito where we went ...
... a young local lad with sufficient English language. We gladly tipped him for his services.
Conscious of time and a long ride to Chimbote we pushed on by 9:30am. Initially through a well developed valley (towns, farming and horticulture)which, after some 90 km, transitioned into arid mountains. Not far into this section we rode through Canyon del Plato (Duck Canyon). The river gorge we rode beside was impressive, but the river not so, as a hydro electric power ...
... stubbornness. And yet, I received that message just after four this morning that she was gone.
Today is the first day that I've regretted coming to Ecuador. Not for why you would think though. I'm glad I'm here, Busia was all for me going. I was/am all for me going. It's more selfish than that. Being away from my family, my friends, my support systems... It makes mourning harder. Even though I have friends here, they are still new and I feel, not quite alone but close ...
... beloved Mexican food for dinner 6) enjoying wine and nibblies on our king sized luxurious bed with my hubby! Worst moment: trying to find the supermarket... And walking around in circles Banana moment: getting excited to sneak a gym session in as we hadn't been able to exercise in a while, (as we have been listening to our bodies needing rest secondary to our altitude sickness), to find that the "fitness centre" was the size of a bathroom haha.. Oh well, we made ...