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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.
The Swayne Family did a very touristy thing and went on a 4 hour bus tour. Quito is an unique and beautiful city with very dense buildings and dwellings surrounded by the Andean Mountains.
The Old City center was a highlight and is the largest, least altered and best preserved historical centers ...
... eggy. Today I learned that you can make something that tastes just like whip cream out of egg whites and sugar.
What I found to be interesting today is that things in Quito are super cheap. For example, we bought a pineapple for .50 cents, .and spent 25 cents for 5 eggs.
The best part of my day and what I feel grateful for was the dinner that my dad made.