Quick stop in Quito!

After visiting the turtles, we took a flight to Quito. It’s the second highest city in the world at 2,800 meters above sea level. It has a beautiful city centre with lots of historical colonial buildings. It also has fabulous restaurants and bars. I went to an incredible seafood restaurant called Zazu with John, the New Zealander I met on the cruise. The meal, service, ambience and the company was outstanding. I only had one night in Quito and I was very happy to spend it there.
The next morning I was going to take a city tour to see the old part of the city but I didn’t have enough time before my flight. I mistakenly thought it was safe so I hopped in a cab and headed to the old town around noon. I took out my SLR camera and took photos of the beautiful old buildings. I was surprised when a local came up to me and told me to leave the area because it was not safe. I took his advice and jumped in a cab. The cabbie spoke very little English and took me the very long way to my destination. We went so far that I thought I would miss my flight! I had heard of cabbies doing this to other tourists. I usually ask hotels and restaurants to call cabs for me so I had not run into the before. Luckily, cabs in Quito are cheap so even though he drove me around for 45 minutes, it only cost 15 US. I was just happy to be back safely at the hotel and in time for my flight!

About Sabi

My name is Sabita. Over the years, my name has inspired many nicknames. Here are just a few: Mamma Sab, Sab Daddy, Sab Sab, Sabilicious, Sabzilla and Sabi. I’m sure I’ll acquire a few more during my latest travels! I was born in England and moved to Toronto when I was 10. I have lived in this great city for most of my life. I am a single woman which gives me the freedom to be spontaneous. I love to travel and have had the fortune to visit beautiful places like Australia, Spain, Portugal, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali and Cambodia. This blog is about the power of positive thinking and my adventures on my latest trip to South America.
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