We reached Quito around 9:15 pm. It was a huge, modern bus terminal, but we did not find a good place to eat at. Asked for the Cuenca bus; liked the service that leaves 10:45 in the morning for $10; it was an 8 hour journey. Went down to find most of the people taking the metro bus. For us that was not a feasible option: new city, minimum knowledge of City's geography, dark outside, accompanied by children. We took a taxi. The obese driver looked at the address and said it would be $10, told him we could pay $7; he lowered the price to $9. How far was it? He said it was 15 km. Ten dollars for 15 km was high for Ecuador; he finally agreed on $8.
This photo was taken the next day, in Quito.