now that my job in ecuador has ended i thought i would share the journey i took to the center's new site in the south of quito. the hour long trip would begin with a ride on the ecovia, the bus that runs on the street directly in front of my apartment building. then a short walk took me to the trolley, the other main busline in quito. after the trolley, i would climb into a crowded van or car "taxi" that costs 25 cents to take me a block away from my final destination. these vehicles were not yellow cabs, but extremely run down vehicles owned by non-professional cabbies. a minimum of six people need to squeeze into the care before it would go. in the photo above there are seven of us although only four are visible.
the south of quito looks more like what might imagine an ecuadorian city to look like. it is poorer and more run down than the north which looks pretty much like any other modern city.
one thing i love about the south are the amazing views of the mountains bordering the city. i will miss these views. the photo above is my view while waiting for the first bus i took on my trip home. below is a view from inside the walls of the center.
jordan and i are going to the beach tomorrow and will be there for a few days. if my sister has time she will start her guest blogging about her experience cooking in italy. and when i return more photos of the south. i can't believe we leave in less than two weeks!
have a great week!
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