Old Quito

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We rushed down one evening to the old city to stroll along La Ronda, Quito’s oldest street, and find some empanadas.

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I could wander around that area for ages, but between the narrow streets, the traffic and the cobblestone, it’s not something we wanted to do for long with the little people.

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We ran into a Christmas parade, with a high school band playing off-key and loud Christmas tunes.

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The kids loved watching and dancing to the beat.

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La Virgen watches over the city from her perch.

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On another hill, colorful homes cling to the side while the museum of the eternal flame stands proud (but sometimes the flame is out).

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And the building tops were lit with the last rays of the sleepy sun.

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Restless children were persuaded to briefly pose.

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Empanadas procured, we took in some music.

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And charmed the band into teaching the kids some tricks.

Hearts and bellies full, we piled back into the cars to head for home.

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