This time, the right city!
Trip Start Feb 06, 2012
41Trip End Feb 29, 2012
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Looking outside the plane's window, the city of Quito appeared quite small from the air as the Andes Mountains seemed to wrap it with its huge shadow. The sky was pretty much grey and miserable looking but what can you expect, when a city is located 2800 meters above sea level.
I should have noticed that the land was flat, that the sky was blue and that the sun shone high above the sky; all of these quite the opposite from what I was seeing now of Quito! Also, I should have realized that the pilots didn’t zigzag their way all around the Andes to make a safe landing. That the Guayaquil landing was a smooth and straight one right out of the text books! Well, I just didn’t notice it then but now I was seeing all of these differences!
It was 4:00pm when we landed at Quito’s International Airport and yes, it was definitely Quito’s airport this time around. I even asked the stewardess to make sure! Ha, ha! We now had four hours to wait before our next flight out to Lima!
A small lunch was eaten and I passed the time by walking around the small airport looking at the stuff they were selling. Other than that, there wasn’t any exciting thing to do! I was exhausted and anxious at the same time to arrive in Lima.