Quito and Home....
Trip Start Jan 20, 2010
24Trip End Jun 16, 2010
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We arrived in Quito with only a day and a half before my flight home. We had a couple of nice final meals, watching bits of the World Cup and the NBA playoff final. I then had a final twelve hour day in the Old Town of Quito, seeing all the streets and sights of the colonial capital. I saw the President greeting the public in the main square and took a taxi to the top of El Panecillo Hill, at 3,016 metres above sea level, from where I had fantastic views across the whole of the Old Town and well into the new town. I was there when the sun set behind the statue of El Virgen before I headed back through town to our hostal in the New Town. It was weird having our final meal. Sahib was flying to Lima in the morning at the same time as me to get his flight home so we went to the airport together and checked-in successfully.
The flight stopped in the Dutch Antilles but I didn’t dare get off for fear of not being allowed back on with my passport which said I was only allowed in Peru, Ecuador, Holland and UK. I changed flights in Amsterdam and I was the flight to UK. We flew in over London and I felt very British and nationalistic as we passed Wembley Stadium and White Hart Lane before landing in London.
I was ready to come home. I’d the most amazing time but was worn out and don’t think I could have carried on with much more, especially at the pace I was doing it all! It was great to see my family again and be back in my own bed, not living out of a rucksack and being able to wear other clothes than the few items I took with me!
I didn't keep up very well with my blog, update it on time - a lot of it was done well after the events - however, this is because I was out there living these events and that didn't leave enough time to write down all the events, except in short notes so I wouldn't forget!
South America is continent I would and will recommend to anyone! There is so much going on, culturally, geographically, politically and socially! My Spanish has improved hugely, I just hope I get a chance to keep it going. One day I will return; I need to see more countries of SA and more of the countries I already saw and above all, I promised 40 people at La Casita in Buenos Aires I would return.. One day this blog will be continued..
R.I.P Passport, Camera, White vest, Argentina book and Ukele..
Thank you everyone and anyone that I met along the way, it couldn't have happened without the people!
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