San Francisco de Quito
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First off the Quito airport is located right in the city...so the landing of planes is a regularly performed miracle. There is no room for error on the single runway. Yes I was a bit nervous! This city is surrounded by Mountains and Volcanoes. I took a ride on the Teleferico (cable car) which last about 10 mins but takes you to an altitude of 4050m. At the top you have an amazing view of the city and of the active Pichincha volcano. They have some great hiking trails, but being 4000 meters above sealevel it was hard to breathe. While in Quito, we were staying with my friends relatives. They were very welcoming and their hospitality was amazing. I got the chance to try many Ecuadorian dishes!!! They also gave me tours of this amazing city.