View Of The Old Town And The Statue “virgin of Quito”

The next country was Colombia's neighboring Ecuador on our Itinerary. Quito, the highest capital in the world, welcomed us right with pouring rain and refreshing 15 degrees. To our accommodation in Colonial House in Quito's Old Town, it took a taxi again 1,5 hours, and we arrived there late in the evening. A few years ago there was an airport in the middle of the city, but this was closed for safety reasons and the new airport built very far outside.
Quito is located in a valley of the Andes at 2850m above sea level and the “thin” Air beginning we again noticed quite. On Sunday we visited the old town, a Unesco World Heritage Site, näher an. From December to May is the rainy season in Ecuador. In Quito it rains then usually only in the afternoon and so we had the morning lucky with the weather. Quito has us really enjoyed: high Kolonialhäuser, beautiful places, narrow streets, alternating with a few dealers, z.B. mit Coca-Blättern, fresh peaches or souvenirs. Since the weekend was, very many people cavorting in the city. In the squares and in the streets people were dancing in traditional clothes, playing music. We walked through the city and looked at the mountain slopes around Quito the many small houses. From Quito we wanted to fly in the next few days on the Galapagos Islands. We had planned to do there also a multi-day boat tour. Juan von Galapagos Experience had made us a great offer and we booked at short notice for the next day flight to the Galapagos. Two weeks we were in the Galapagos and then came again for two days back to Quito.
On our second visit to the city we visited the Basilica del Voto Nacional in. Steepness, narrow metal stairs lead from the outside of the towers of the huge church. Above us was expecting a great view over Quito. In the afternoon, we received a few typical Ecuadorian specialties to taste in a small cafe: Potato soup with avocado and cheese and hot chocolate with cheese. Die Suppe war super, but the hot Schoki tastes good but better without cheese.
Since we had made countless photos of Galapagos and our blog again needed a little care, We spent the next day at the guest house and devoted ourselves to the blog. In the evening, Juan picked us up with his girlfriend Isabel from. After a private city tour in Juan's car through the evening Old Town, it went up on the hill "El Panecillo", amongst the Statue of “Virgin of Quito stands ". At dinner from there we had a beautiful view of the city lights. The next morning we said goodbye to Quito towards smokescreen of Mindo.