Tue 14th - Back to the city just to switch hostels and... a meeting Fernando :)
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July 15th, 2009 – by: yadilitta
I had already made the check out in the morning. So, it was only about picking my stuff and get a cab to move to the other part of town. I said goodbye to my roomies: Kerry and Anthony.
"La Mariscal" is definitely different. "Old town" is charming and classic, but "La Mariscal" is modern and reminded me a bit of Miraflores (Lima) and Palermo Soho (Buenos Aires), hehehe. I arrived to the hostel and the guy told me my bed was waiting for me, yay! The dorm was big for 9 people, but at the moment there was just 1 guy there, hehehe. I read the name of him: "Pepe"; he might be latinamerican is what I thought. Then I asked about availability for Anthony and they had space for next night, how great! I started to unpack and organize my stuff. I'd stay there for 2 nights.
I sent a message to Fernando, the TB I met in Guayaquil, and let him know I was now in Quito, staying where he suggested me. He was still working but would come for me later, so we could go for a drink, nice! Hostel was nice, went for a short walk and took a quick shower. It was 9 something when Fernando arrived. OMG! This guy was always surprising me. First time wearing a suit and tie and this time driving a nice truck, hahaha. Couldn't have asked for better service... oh well, now I have to start thinking what I'd do when he visits Lima, mmm.
He liked this area and knew the right places to go, how cool! We went to nice and colorful bar. We'd have beer, how big? Well it depended how thirsty we were, hahaha.
We didn't stay until too late. Fernando had to work next morning and I had a long day. I had a lot of fun with him. I was hopping I'd be able to meet him again before leaving Quito. He was so kind and helpful. He drove me back to the hostel (this area is fun, but it's not very wise to walk by yourself when it's getting dark) and we said good-bye. When I went into my room, I noticed somebody was sleeping, so I didn't want to turn on the light, but I almost fell down, so I turned it on.
Then I saw him, the famous Peppe!!! He looked European, but spoke a perfect Spanish! "Sorry, sorry!" He just said: "Don't worry. Take your time". He was so polite, but I wouldn't take advantage of it. So I turned the light off as soon as possible. Tomorrow I'd be able to talk a bit more with him. It didn't even take 5 min before I fell asleep ;)
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