Denis Drouin’s Diary
Climate Change, Canopies and Wildlife in the Ecuadorian Andes

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September 24, 2009: View from the top

A look at Quito from the top! Today at breakfast time we met two more Earthwatch fellows: Anne Maurais and Antony Fisher. While eating we discussed various plans for the day and decided that we would visit the "Cruze Loma" at 4100m altitude, using the "Teleferico" cable car. From the top there's a splendid view of Quito and it is possible to climb the volcano "Rucu Pichincha." We had lunch in a very typical restaurant. My meal was a delicious shrimp soup. In the afternoon we visited some more churches and crowded streets of the old town. Back at the hotel we met Megan from Pennsylvania, one more Earthwatch fellow -- the youngest by far. We had dinner all together in a nearby colorful club.
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