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Quito & Cotopaxi Trip

Our first sight of Quito as we dropped through the clouds was of a bowl filled to the brim with lights. Quito sits high in the Andes, surrounded by mountain peaks, and the city runs right up the mountainsides.

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Laguna de Limpiopungo--or what\'s left of it--a lake more than11,000 feet up into the Andes, with Cotopaxi looming in the background
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Judy Green
Daniel picked us up bright and early for our trip down the Avenue of the Volcanoes to Cotopaxi National Park, past tightly-packed houses built of unreinforced concrete just waiting for an earthquake. …
On the shores of Laguna de Limpiopungo, with Cotopaxi in the background
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Judy Green
Our return to Quito felt like coming home. There was Daniel to meet us, so pleased that we had enjoyed our trip to the Galapagos. There was staff at the Hostel La Rabida welcoming us back. We made …
Cotopaxi: Coming down from Base Camp on jelly legs
Author
Judy Green
After a pleasant breakfast overlooking the hotel’s garden, complete with resident bunny, we met Daniel for our half-day tour of Quito. He took us to the Old City, and after ascertaining that we …
Cotopaxi in the clouds; the glacier used to come all the way down to the Base Camp at the center of the photo
Author
Judy Green
Our first sight of Quito as we dropped through the clouds was of a bowl filled to the brim with lights. Quito sits high in the Andes, surrounded by mountain peaks, and the city runs right up the …

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