Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Rich Harrill's Ecuador

Traffic in Downtown Quito
 
Quito is a wonderful Latin American city with a population of over 2 million
While in Quito, you might try cuy or whole fried guinea pig, a typical Ecuadorian meal
Cotopaxi in the distance is the highest active volcano in
the world.
Driving down to the University of San Francisco de Quito
Entrance to the student union USFQ
Blue Skies USFQ
One of the many gardens on the campus of USFQ
Art professor from the U.S. sculpting one of Ecuador's heroes of World War II
Students hard at work
Design students working on an art project
USFQ focuses on mind, body, and spirit
Spiral staircase entrance to bookstore
Surf and yoga safari!
Students playing handball
Art competition and sale
Classic campus architecture with a latin flair
The central campus plaza
Students waiting for class to start
Diverse architecture
Colorful Coronas
Private wine cellar with wine classes
Ceviche
Locro--traditional potato soup with cheese and avocado
Langostino--large shrimp with rice
Fritada--Ecuadorian pork
Higos con Queso--sweet figs with cheese
Presidential Palace Quito
Historic Downtown Quito
 
Quito is known as the city of churches with over
100 churches
La Compania
One of the 100 most important world heritage sites.  Started in 1605 and completed in 1650
Church of San Francisco of Quito
El Panecillo--protects the city from natural disaster