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On the bus to Quito the atmosphere changed. A lot of indigenous people, chickens on the bus, and traditional music.

At the terminal of Quito we took a taxi and went through three hostels before we found a spot. Everything was booked.

People get robbed here a lot. You just here it here and there, and I sure start feeling as I don’t look like everyone else and am much taller than other people.

We are staying in a nice, quiet hostel that seems to attract older people. Nobody drinks, plays domino at night and does to bed before 11pm.
Yesterday, Michael and I climbed to Pichincha at 4969 meters (15406 feet) and a day before I crossed the Equator.

Three days in Quito was just enough and tomorrow we are heading south to Latacunga to do more hiking and climbing as in a few days we want to climb the highest active volcano on Earth – Cotopaxi. (5.897 meters or 19,347 ft).