Quito Ecuador-El Panecillo
After class one day, Sila from the school, and I took off for a place called El Panecillo, a hill where sits a huge statue of La Virgen de Quito from which there are incredible views of Quito. Problem was, the bus routes were messed up and we got off at the wrong stop. We ended up having to walk through the San Diego neighborhood and all the way up the hill to the monument. I think it was about 2.5 miles. Fortunately, the weather was cool. It was a long haul, probably took us an hour. Sila had on short heels, I don’t know how she made it up. She is a tough little cookie!
We went up to the top of the statue and took some great photos of the city.
After we waqlked to the top and finished our tour, there were no taxis to take us down. They were attending a funeral for one of their own. When we started walking down, it started raining and lightning. I did not feel good about the situation. Finally after 20 minutes a taxi came by and we grabbed it. It was a fun day!
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