Quito, is Ecuador's capital city. It is located high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its Spanish colonial buildings dating back more than 500 years.
For us, Quito was about car repairs. We had been recommended a mechanic by some fellow overlanders, and we were not disappointed, however it was a little more costly than first expected. Hopefully these repairs will see us safely back to the USA.
Luckily we could stay in our vehicles at the workshop to offset costs.
On our last day there, Keira looked down at her once pink crocs (shoes), and commented that they were now black. I guess that is what happens when you live in a parking lot of a mechanics for a few days!!
During our stay in Quito, Els, Keira and I ventured into the old town by bus for a visit. The old town was as I remembered, very clean, relaxed with beautiful architecture.
The Metropolitan cathedral in Quito is a neo-gothic basilica with a magnificent design. We climbed the stairs and walked across a narrow bridge in the roof of the church to then climb to the upper towers. The climb was via steep and narrow steps and was quite scarey. The view from the top was incredible.
Our time in Quito was nice, however not being big city people we were glad to move on. See Northern Ecuador for our travels post Quito.
Just a place to keep our mates informed on where we are at, and what we are up to.