Quito - bye bye feeley

Trip Start Sep 26, 2007
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Feeley was heading home for Christmas for his sisters wedding, and because I had to collect some post in Quito, myself and himself headed off together, ahead of Ed and Rosey. I was a drastic change from flip flops to wellies, as it was bucketing down in Quito, first encounter with heavy rain in 2 months. We just hung around Quito and behaved ourselves for a day or 2 and saw the sights. First order of business was obviously he cinema to see Beowolf, and MacDonalds for the dollar saver menu. We were warned that Quito was a bit dangerous, but thank god we didnīt run into any trouble.

Quito is like the second most famous Inca town after Cusco, and boasts a population of 9 million. The city is like 54Km by 5km, so not a small town by any measure. But we just stayed in around the old and new parts of town, which were relatively close together. Most of the recommended sights are around these 2 parts.

One of the highlights for me was going up to the top of the Basilica, right up to the top of the belfry, and check out the whole of Quito. Very impressive views of the city. Spent the rest of the time in Quito checking out the place, and going to as much cinema as I could, after being starved of it for a while! This would be the start of being away from the surf for a while too, because we were heading inland until the north coast of Columbia, so the boards were packed away for a while.
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