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wehl’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 18 Jan 2007

Location: Quito, Ecuador

MapOnce again, back into Quito to spend our last day in Ecuador, before flying up to Mexico on Thursday 18th Jan. We decided to go up the Teleferico, Quito´s cable car up to the base of Pichincha Volcano, at 4100m. On a clear day you can see the ocean, however not that day. We did however have great views of the entire city and surrounding countryside.

From the top of the Teleferico, we decided to climb the 4hr journey to the summit of Pichincha Volcano. After 3hrs, the weather suddenly turned a little ugly, clouded over and the temperature dropped, leaving us freezing cold! We turned around and began our hasty decent all the way down to Quito city.
Spent our last evening in Quito on the rood top of our hostel, which conveniently hosted an Ecuadorian themed night of traditional food, drinks and live music, overlooking the lights of the Old City.