Then in the evening we took it relaxed and went for fruit-punch with sugar-cain-rum and fried bread in the old-town and we were lucky as we had some great musicians sitting right next to us singing latin-american songs. And to be honest, would they have started at the "X-Factor" they would have easily gone the whole nine yards !!
We got driven up to 4500m and than got to walk about 300 vertical meters, which took us about 1 hour as the air is so thin up there that you have to take a break about every 5 minutes to calm down your hear-beat and catch a breath... since this trip I got a different level of respect of professional climbers like Reinhold Messner who for example climbed up the Himelayas without oxygen support.
Saturday evening then was a worthy last night-out in Quito which ended at 5 a.m. in the morning and a little "borracho" how people say over here :-).
Enclosed some shots from Casa Hogar over here in Santo Domingo, from Quito and from the equator line... The Cotopaxi Pictures will follow in a different Blog Entry....