Wednesday, February 25

February 24, 2009

Most Quito guidebooks highlight the city's Old Town or Centro Historico as the highlight of the city. Since I was too busy being indoctrinated into what I'm going to call "true" Ecuador, I didn't make it to Centro Historico until the day before I left. It didn't disappoint. The buildings and architecture were truly spectacular, and the multicolored colonial buildings and ornate iron balconies made me feel like I had stepped back in time and maybe into a part of Europe if it weren't for all the modern Ecuadorians around me. Best of all, I managed to wander through the area in the late afternoon, so the skies were dark and dramatic -- excellent backdrops for the white church towers and statues all around me.

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