Ecuador Vingnette Cinco

Teleferiqo

Up the side of the mountain to volcano Pichincha – 14,000 feet by cable car…incredible…

yes…cows..

 

…and the reason we went…wonderful dessert and I’ve developed a love for sugar in my Ecuadorian coffee …thanks for getting us both while we are chewing.

Here’s the write up I copied from a tourism site.

Imagen 088Quito’s latest attraction, the Teleferiqo takes visitors almost to the top of the Volcano Pichincha. It is worth putting aside a few hours for the trip, and day or nightime is equally interesting. The cable cars will take you up to almost 14,000 feet and the views are stunning. Just remember that at this altitude the air is thin and it can be extremely cold and windy. Ideally you should not do it unless in good health and you have already acclimatised to Quito’s altitude. Wrap up well too. Once at the top there is a range of restaurants, and you can also hire ponies for treks around the summit.

WARNING…THE NEXT PICTURE MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME…IT WAS TO ME BUT I HAD TO TAKE A PICTURE

Apparently a delicacy



This was on the menu at our first restaurant.  Seriously;, I was rather hesitant to eat meat while in the country.

Tomorrow….the middle of the World…separated by the equator….

4 thoughts on “Ecuador Vingnette Cinco

  1. @Ninasusan – I think that is so cool that you did that ride!  I’m impressed!

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  2. @skanickadee – YOu know…there was so much to look at that it didn’t really bother me.  I’m an altitude light weight so that bothered me but it went so slow that it didn’t really feel scary!!

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  3. The picture alone is a little traumatic! Poor thing. Never would have thought that would be on a menu anywhere!The cable car ride looks a little stomach-clenching to me!

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  4. Did you actually do that cable car ride???  It seems wonderful, amazing and terrifying.  I wouldn’t want to eat guinea pig but people eat a lot of things I wouldn’t eat.  I think because in the US people have guinea pigs for pets that puts us off the thought of eating it.I’ve enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about your trip!

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