One of the delicacies here is encocado. The women who make it are kind and cheerful, and many are willing to teach visitors how to prepare it.
At 3.4 million years of age, it is the most ancient of the islands.
Quito is the third highest capital in the world. Spread out over the hillsides of Pichincha Volcano it is easy to find good places to photograph.
This warm corner transcends time. This place was visited by historical figures, such as Simón Bolivar and Che Guevara.