|VIEWING OF QUITO ON PARQUE ITCHIMBIA
Right above our hostel is a hill on top of which is the Itchimbia Park. For our last morning here, we decided to go up the hill for a 360 degree view of the city, especially given this was the first morning the sun was out.
The climb was short, taking only 10 minutes to walk to the park. At first, the park didn`t appear impressive as there was a parking lot and some green fields. But as we walked and walked, we realized this was a very large park with bike path, running path, several playgrounds, sport fields, lake, and many view points of Quito. We really like it as it was very green and one has excellent view of the whole of Quito, even the snow mountains to the west of Quito (Volcan Pichincha 4700m).
It was a delightful and fun morning walk.
After the walk we checked out of the hostel and had lunch then we headed off to our next destination, Otavalo, the famous market in Ecuador.