Published: May 28th 2012May 27th 2012
Day two in Quito, Sunil and I began our day again with cafe con leches(we both enjoy a good cup of coffee) accompanied by sweet a layered pastry filled with custard and drizzeld with a caramel like sauce and a chocolate dipped pastry. (For those of you who know my brother and I, know that for the most part we are health nuts. In South America we have been, no joke, eating like fat kids :) With a pasteleria and panaderia offering some of Ecuadors finest sweets and breads on every street corner... the temptation has been hard to resist! I anticipate us either becoming gluttons at the end of our 2 month trip here in South America and or forming multiple cavities! For the remainder of our day, we engaged ourselves in our own walking tour of Old Quito. With only a map and whimsical spirit on hand, Sunil and I covered a lot of ground up and down the historic cobblestone streets, peaking our head into shops, markets, occassionally liquor stores :) and doing the double take at the panaderias trying to resist our sweet tooth cravings, but failing almost everytime. We wandered the town with no set plan.
Entering plazas and churches, catedrals, discovering that the Catedral de Quito is one of oldest churches in South America established in 1562. No flash photography was allowed, but believe me when I say that the Catedral was simply gorgeous.The beauty and charm of Old Quito definitely pulled at my heart strings by the end of that day and I think my brother would concur.Here are some of the shots we took that day! -Raksha
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