Friday, February 20
February 20, 2009
This is the Sanctuary of El Guapulo as seen from the very steep stairs leading down from the Hotel Quito. Lonely Planet said climbing down the stairs to the neighborhood of Guapulo ("a bohemian enclave that time forgot") was one of the highlights of a visit to Quito. It was a good walk with a lot of interesting sights, but I have a feeling that only Lonely Planet gives the neighborhood such high acclaim. The only people on the road with me were one or two other Americans toting their own copies of the guidebook and Quito residents walking down the hill to go to church.