Quito & Pululahua
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Arrived in Quito Friday 26th, Stayed In Mariscal in Hostel Vamara, Mariscal is part of the new town, so not many big sites there but lots of bars, cafes and lots of tourists, mainly Amercians!! 2nd day Visited the Historical Centre, which is surrounded by old Colonial Buildings, and a pretty Church, spent a few hours wandering around the main sites, which are nicely preserved. We stumbled across the Cathedral, quite gothic looking. We had a look inside and was ushered out as a wedding was just about to take place. We were told that the girl was only 15 Years old!!!! We saw the blushing bride waiting outside, dressed in a big pink dress and she looked happy enough.
On the Monday before we left, we booked a horse riding trip in Crater Pululhua which is an hour and a half drive outside Quito, was great trip as only Me and Martin, the Crater is the largest habital crater in the Americas so say, and to my suprise was really lush and green and was very beautiful as the clouds hoovered over the top of the hills in the morning, then rolled into the crater by the afternoon.
Met up with Friends from the Galapagos trip and had a few good nights out and nice meals. The last night was spent celebrating Nicoles 39th birthday ... Nicole is from Holland and is quite crazy, but in a great way... We had an funny evening at Vino Y Tapas which is 14 US dollars, all the tapas and wine N Beer you can eat and drink. We spent almost 5 hrs there, at the end they told us they had ran out of wine, so we had to leave!!! Whoops.