08.05.2012 - 08.05.2012 18 °C
Day4, 8th of may. The plan was to visit the cloudy forest north Quito, but unfortunately the road was closed and there is no other substitute. Plan B is to take it easy today and try to finish our bookings for the next 10 days at least and go to the Teleferic and a garden that is famous at the sunset time and maybe a mall.
We woke up at 7:30, did some planning and bookings then we left to the teleferic at 9am, for no reason we found ourselves walking heading to the telefric where we should take a taxi from the hotel because of safety issues, we tried to stop a taxi so many times but no one stopped, we kept on walking for 45 min approximately and one of a sudden we are there.
Note: Quito is the second highest capital in the world, 2850m. The teleferic starts at elevation of 2950m and moves up to 4050m, NO OXYGEN – any effort will be exhausting.
As soon as we reached the top we had a coco herbal tea for the high altitude, then we started walking around to find the best spots for taking photos. The view of Quito from up there is stunning and you can notice that it is a very long city, around 90km long and 30km wide on its max. After the teleferic we went for lunch in Al Jardin Mall. I think we had enough of local food so I had filled my stomach with an amazing pesto pizza with shrimp then we went for a short walk in a garden in front of the mall.
Evening time we were busy again with our bookings for the next 10 days with one of the traveling agencies in Quito. THANK GOD, we’re done with all the bookings so far for Ecuador. Dinner at Plaza Foch again then buenos noches.
People go out on Tuesdays here in Quito as it’s a weekend day.