Plaza Borja Yerovi
I’m awake quite early today. While Verena is still sleeping, I choose to quietly sneak out of the hotel and check out the nearby “Plaza Borja Yerovi”. This square is also called “Art Plaza” since all the buildings have murals on them. I’m quite surprised by the calm atmosphere. There is a small fountain in the center of the square that seems to be quite popular by doves and hummingbirds. They really don’t seem to get bothered by my presence and tend to their morning routine.
Quito sure is a colorful city – I manage to spot once again another mural by the artist “Steep” in the distance. After taking a few photos I decide to return to our room – Verena is already awake by now. After having a rich breakfast, we still have time to have a walk through the neighborhood.
Santa Teresita Church
We make it to the Church of Teresita Church which we had seen through one of the windows from our hotel. This gothic church is absolutely exquisite and well off the beaten path, but still worth a visit for architecture buffs. Walking on some nearby alleys, I notice a nice Greek restaurant called “Souvlaki”.
Well, though I really feel tempted to check if this restaurant is really run by Greeks (imagine their faces when I walk in and greet them in my mother language ), we make a turn at one of the neighboring streets to return to the Art Plaza and seem to have discovered one of the local indigenous markets. If it was open we could have spent a few minutes checking for some souvenirs… On the other hand… I think we had our fair share of strolling through markets yesterday ;) . After returning to our hotel, we call for a taxi to get to the airport…
Panama City –
We are in luck this time: During the brief stopover we manage to find a shop that sells peanut butter M&M’s. Though the cashier gives us some puzzled looks, we buy us roughly a dozen bags of this sweet sweet delicacy !
Home sweet home. Well. almost. While I had the feeling that you do not have to wait at all for busses in Ecuador to arrive, here, we have to wait at the train station for the next train due to a delay. Thanks Deutsche Bahn .