Wednesday, 13 April 2011

FuFu Travel - Exploring Ecuador III

Arrived the bus terminal at 6am. The appointment with Fabricio's sister was 7.30am. Hungry, so i bought this breakfast (coffee and croissant with cheese + ham) from an old man sitting in front of a shop at the corner. USD1.00
Terminal Quitumbe, Quito, Ecuador
02/02/2011

FuFu Exploring Latin America
Ecuador - Part Three | 29th Jan - 5th Feb 2011

A bus terminal that looks like an airport!!!!
Terminal Quitumbe, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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After breakfast and while waiting for Fabricio's sister, Yanara, i walked around the bus terminal.
Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe, Quito, Ecuador
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Gotta take picture with this lovely bus terminal!
Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Infromation for the passaengers. Also there has a counter for tourist information. Seriously this is one of the best bus terminals i have ever visited!
Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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The best thing is the terminal is connected with public transportation. Both trolley and metro will bring the passenger to the downtown and other parts of the city. Amazed!
Terminal Terrestre Quitumbe, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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The private chauffeur of FuFu in Quito! LOL Well, Yanara came with her brother, Estefan, picking me up from the bus terminal in the south back to their house in the north.
Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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It was cold. Thankfully, i had good connection in Ecuador.
Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Arrived Fabricio's house. My first breakfast in Quito.
Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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After breakfast, i took a good hot shower. Rested for a while, then i followed Fabricio's sister, brother and girlfriend out to the downtown. The first church we had visited is San Martin Church.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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FuFu at Plaza Grande, Quito!
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Visited the Presidential Palace with Yanara. It's FOC.
Presidential Palace, Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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At the fountain of the Presidential Palace, while waiting for the tour (sadly only in Spanish).
Presidential Palace, Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Presidential Palace, Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Presidential Palace, Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Three of them had something to do. So before i started my own half day tour wandering the city, i requested for this picture.
Plaza Grande, Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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For your information, Quito is the second highest capital in the world after La Paz, Bolivia.
The city has three different lines for 3 BRT buses - Trole Bus, Metrobus and Ecovia. But sadly, i didnt feel comfortable walking around the downtown because of the gas emitted from the diesel buses. It seriously pollutes the city and everytime when there's a bus passing by, you will see a huge black shape materializing from behind a bus rise in the road, clearly visibly. Guess the related authority has to do something to improve the air quality so everyone could enjoy walking here and there in this UNESCO historical downtown.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador

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Tortilla con Caucara + Huevo, fried smashed sweet potato and Ecuadorian banana with beef + egg, USD 1.25.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Yummy!!!!!!
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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FuFu has a HUGE stomach, bear in mind!!! So that Tortilla con Caucara + Huevo couldnt really satisfy the stomach. Hence i got myself another set lunch - Seco de Pollo (dry chicken). The chicken is a dry dish that marinated and then baked in a pot with other ingredients - onions and spices. It is considered a festive dish served hot as a single dish with bean gravy and platano (cousin of Banana). The set lunch is included soup and mixed juice, only USD1.50.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
02/02/2011
FuFu has a HUGE stomach, bear in mind!!! So that Tortilla con Caucara + Huevo couldnt really satisfy the stomach. Hence i got myself another set lunch - Seco de Pollo (dry chicken). The chicken is a dry dish that marinated and then baked in a pot with other ingredients - onions and spices. It is considered a festive dish served hot as a single dish with bean gravy and platano (cousin of Banana). The set lunch is included soup and mixed juice, only USD1.50.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Yummy!!!! Haha, rice is commonly eaten everyday here by the local just like us in Asia.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Walking around the downtown with a heavy stomach.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Found a nice square to sit down and rest while enjoying the movement of the area.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Quito is a nice city... well, except the air pollution from the diesel busses!!
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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This Basilica has a heart!
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Walked to Ejido Park from the downtown.
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Back home alone. And vegetarian burger and coke were served on the table half an hour later. GOOD!
Centro, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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After the dinner, i went out with Josue, Fabricio's brother. He had salsa class. I was there for an hour to see him and his girlfriend dancing, rather than staying home surfing internet, good choice!
Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Both Josue and Belle danced very good!
Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Was brought to an area that fulled of clubs and bars.
Colon, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Everyone in the club danced VERY GOOD. I was there enjoying the dancing and mostly observing how the guys flirting the girls. LOL
Colon, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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The ever first joyful night life i had since this Exploring Latin America's trip 6weeks ago.
Colon, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Took taxi back home. It was almost midnight (no bus).
Colon, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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After breakfast, Josue took the bus with me to TeriferiQo. He had an urgent stuff to do, so he couldnt go up to Mount Pichincha with me. I hiked up to the station of the cable car myself.
TeleferiQo, Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Was amazed by the painting of the sky of the morning of the day. Speechless!
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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FuFu gonna go up to the top!
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Paid USD 8.50 for the roundtrip up and down by cable car.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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The window of the cable car i was sitting was dirty! But fortunately still managed to snap the view clearly.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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On top of the city!!! Well, honestly, just outside the station, the mountain is much higher than the point (ASL : 4100m) i was standing.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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It's very sunny and i was on Mount Pichincha which is average 4100m above sea level, so gotta wear glasses tp protect the eyes, cap to prevent my head get burnt and also i put on some sunblock.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Too windy on the mountain. So i took off my cap and kept it inside my bag (since the sun was hiding behind the clouds after i had taken those nice pictures), because it once nearly blown away from me, luckily i managed to save it from blowing down to the valley.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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A lady was yelling at me when i was taking pictures of the horse over the backdrop of the city. I asked how much and she replied one dollar then added 'más foto' (many photos).
I nodded the next second.
Before putting up poncho, an outer garment designed to keep the body warm, created by the ancient peoples of the Andes, i requested the lady to snap this picture.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Yooohhooooo.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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Actually, the lady asked me to do all these poses! LOL
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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FuFu with Ecuadorian poncho and hat.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
I requested to ride on the horse for a minute. Really not easy to earn my money especially at a very touristy place!! LOL
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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FuFu ♥ Malaysia. Thumbs up.
TeleferiQo (ASL : average 4100m), Quito (ASL : average 2850m), Ecuador
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9 comments:

thomas said...

oo,many fufu pic.... anyway nice shoot....:) thanks for ur sharing:P

嘿嘿 said...

You looked spleepy in the first few pics。 It must be too early for you!

Right???

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

I can see a cowboy enjoying posing for the camera! Nice ones! And how was the ride? Did the horse listen to your order?

The mobilization must be getting a toll on you. A lil exhaustion noticed. Do take care and rest well, Fufu!

Call me A.S for AkiraSabine said...

I can see a cowboy enjoying posing for the camera! Nice ones! And how was the ride? Did the horse listen to your order?

The mobilization must be getting a toll on you. A lil exhaustion noticed. Do take care and rest well, Fufu!

JIPP said...

wow. the lady was so sporting to take or even ask you to pose like that. Very nice pics with the city in the background. I might hv problem with the food if I were there. They look weird. :-D

Bananazஇ said...

Now I know Quito is the second highest capital in the world after La Paz, Bolivia. tQ for the nice pixz and the great tour..

小雪 said...

能吃是福,尤其是出门在外,
能多吃才能保持体力又可以享受各国的不同食物.

Che-Cheh said...

Hey Quito is lovely. :)

Anne K said...

Wow! Thanks for all the great photos and commentary. I feel like I've almost been to Quito now, but I will definitely look toward taking a visit some day soon.

I borrowed some of your photos for a Powerpoint presentation for my Spanish III students who are learning about Ecuador. I gave you credit for the photos and linked here. Thank you!