Took an 8 hour bus ride to Quito. Wow, what a change to be in a truly big city!!! Traffic and crowds are not our day-to-day these days, and it was quite a shock to the system. But Quito is a vibrant, interesting city, perched high in the Andes. At 9,350 feet above sea level, it is the highest capitol city in the world. These sea-level dwelling boat slugs noticed it right away, as we hiked up the 3 flights of stairs to our room at Hostel Sakti. A nice, clean place to hang our hats, and it's hard to beat the $20/night cost.
|With 7 images of Jesus in the cockpit, we felt safe indeed!!!|
This market, the largest in Latin America, actually has 3 parts.
So here are a few shots that tell the story.....
Adam was looking for a barbequed cuy (guinea pig), but apparently those just aren't suitable breakfast fare!!!
|Cuy ladies looking for the big score!|
|Ahhhhh....here's a tasty one!!!|
|There were deals galore for the shrewd negotiator!!|
|Otavalo "drive-in movie"....the screen was small, but the interest was intent|
|"Snake oil" seller shows the magic of his elixer for eye health.....|
All in all, a great welcome to the wonders of Ecuador that await!!!