This morning I woke up very early because I wanted to go to the Telefrico (cable car) and it is best to go early before the clouds start to come in. I had breakfast in the hotel and it was absolutely delicious. From my hotel, I took a taxi tot the Teleferico and it was only a few dollars. The cost of the cable car ride was US$8.50 and well worth it, I would have even paid more. The ride up was fun and slow, with breathtaking views! I made sure to bring a sweater and pants with me because Quito is sunny one moment and rainy the next, the weather changes drastically especially at the high altitude. At the top of volcano Pichincia there are restaurants, cafes, and shops. It was very exciting and coming back down was really fun. I then went to Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) it is located about 20km north of the city. It’s a very vibrant and lively tourist spot featuring historical monuments, shops, restaurants, museums, music, and dance. There is a 30m high monument with a line passing underneath it which marks the equator! Everyone there was taking pictures of themselves standing with one foot in the northern and the other in southern hemisphere; truly amazing. I then went and had myself some pizza at Al Forno Pizzeria, so so yummy! I am beyond tired, I’m going to take a nap right now before I need to head to the bus station to be on my way to the sixth city on this adventure, Lima!
Mitad del mundo
Al Forno Pizzeria