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Day 6 - First full day in Quito, Ecuador

Plus more bad news

rain 50 °F

It's now Tuesday, January 20th. I'm still very sick but determined not to miss anything. Fanny Sosa ( some of you may know her) and her daughter picked us up and took us to old Quito to walk around. It RAINED HARD most of the day. Strange, the day we arrived, 15th, it was the hottest day in Quito in 10 years and no rain for two months even though this should be the rainy season. Well, it started raining hard on Friday the 16th and has rained every day since.

Some photos of old down Quito:

They also arranged for us to visit the presidential palace:

And beautiful fresh flowers all over the palace:

By the end of the day it was pouring rain and just focused on getting back to car, and then it happened. I got robbed. Yep. I had papers only in my back pocket, front right pocked, and five twenty's in my left front pocket. Mind you these were folded up and at very bottom of my pocked, how anyone would have suspected there was money there and not went for one of the pockets with papers I don't know. But by the time I felt something on my left side he had forced his hand into my pocket, went deep and grabbed everything in it. Before I knew what happened he was gone. I was VERY desanimado. $90 in paintings the night before, and now pick-pocketed for another $100. I was really, really discouraged. We had decided to just write off the loss of the night before, but this was insult to injury.

Posted by dypphelan 18:34 Archived in Ecuador

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