Hola from Quito. Our location is awesome. There are mountains and hills all around Quito which is in a valley below. Several snowcapped volcanoes can be seen on a clear day. It is an exquisite sight. The climate is great – like spring.
Old town has been preserved, filled with whitewashed houses, red tiled roofs and colonial churches. Modern building is strictly controlled and the area is beautiful by night with buildings illuminated.
Quito has a wealth of museums, colonial churches, impressive plazas and good market areas. So inspiring was the sight of the 16th century monastery of San Francisco and 16th century cathedral.
Am doing a bit of pub crawling – Quito’s night life is a lot of fun. I am loving every minute of this and been able to manage quite well with my basic Spanish skills. I brushed up before we came down on this online cheap tutoring service called Nulengua (www.nulengua.com). Anyway, Quito is better than expected, especially if your into colonial architecture surrounded by awesome mountains.
Besos to all,