December 18th, 2017

Conques

Walking around in Quito

Quito is at 9,350 feet and is surrounded by higher mountains. The nearby ones have houses on them. Just walking down a street, getting to an intersection and looking down the crossstreet and seeing the houses on the hill behond it is was pretty fascinating to me. As is true in these South American cities there were some very nice churches.

There was some form of a politcal rally going on at one point. Lenin Moreno is the earlier-this-year elected pesident in a contested election which required a second round of voting. He had recently been kicked out of his political party. This seemed to be a pro rally.

Oddly enough one of the first things we encountered was a statue of Charlie Chaplin.

Click here for pictures: