Saturday, November 15, 2014

Quito, finally

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.

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