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Old 09-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Wednesday, the 31st of August, 2005

This is our first complete day in Quito. We walked about 8 miles through the older sections of the city, which was founded in 1585.

We were completely surprised by the number of people that ride motorcycles in Quito.

Does any one know who makes the "Ranger"?
Motorcycles do make a lot of sense based on all the narrow streets.

We saw many older people carrying heavy loads on their backs.
Some carry large pieces of furniture.

The Church of San Francisco, overlooking the Plaza Independencia.

Church of San Francisco.

A local native.

Looked like a Honda, but the label was "Xintian".
About 2 inches of fork travel.

As you walk, you pass thousands of places like this.
I started taking pictures of every home, as we walked by, but finally realized that I can not take a picture of every home in South America!

This kind of scene is repeated over and over again, as you walk through Quito.
Can't wait for the motorcycle to show up.

We are both getting short of breath walking up hills at 9,200 feet!

"I am in California, but my brain spends 90% of it's time in South America"

Over 27,000 miles in South America -- which is NOT enough!

Here is a link to the South American Ride Report...

Trip Index Page.... If you are interested in one spot in South America, you can click on this link and go directly to your point of interest.
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