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Travel Blogs from Quito
The most uninspiring Unesco World Heritage Site to date ? YES !
Other than a day wasted courtesy of the Lonely Planet after been misinformed the Terminal for travel to Colombia was called Terminal Caraparunga instead of Terminal Carcelen we have nothing else to report.
We spent our last few days in Quito exploring the Old Town, which is very pretty. We looked at a lot of churches and religious art, which were beautiful, spectacular, gruesome and incredibly camp by turns.
We also had some very good food, in some amusing places. Highlights included the degustacion menu (included here for Mr Gaskinīs …
We really liked Quito as it has a lot of history and charm. The old town centre is great and full of old buildings. The only negative is the danger at night. We heard lots of bad stories of people being robbed at gunpoint. The best thing is to stay in at night.
The new part of the city is very lively and full of restaurants and bars.
... El Ejido where I picked up a few interesting items.
One of my favorite items was a chess set which featured conquistadors & Incas instead of the regular black and white chess pieces. There were lots of people playing pick up games of soccer. Everyone seemed uncertain about playing with me so I sat back and watched. One game was really intense, and almost nobody had on shin guards or cleats!
More pics and videos are on the way! I'm @ a hotel with really slow internet right ...
... we went to a famous market and further to the equator. Bavo was very exited jumping from the northern to the southern hemisphere. I collected some evidence with the camera on the phone, don't worry!
Today we heard from the Belgian ambassador that we will most probably get our provisional passports tomorrow. That means that we will head up to Colombia and continue our journey, but a bit more careful on the bus maybe.