Monday, October 28, 2013
Quito Visit, Part 1
Well....... just as we were almost touching down, the plane took off again! We were headed to Manta, not Quito!
The Quito airport was shut down because of weather and we needed to re-fuel and wait. After about an hour and a half in Manta, the Quito airport opened back up and we were off.
We arrived in Quito right in the middle of heavy commute and rain. But, our driver was there waiting for us and we got to the hotel in a little over 2 hours. Our driver knew all about the short cuts through town and we arrived at the hotel just fine.
We had a great time walking early morning. Neighborhoods looked busy and prosperous. Traffic on some streets was gridlock, but we didn't care. We just walked over a block or 2 to avoid the traffic fumes of the major avenues. No prob.
Part 2 is all about the walks and Part 3 is our visit to the Presidential Palace. Stay tuned.