Diplomonkey has been on the move once again throughout the Andes. One of his latest sojourns has been through Quito in Republic of Ecuador; and just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July at U.S. Embassy Quito and even run into the Holy Father (i.e., the Pope) at the airport.
Quito’s Church and Convent of San Francisco.
View of the Jesuit Church of the Company as seen from Quito’s San Francisco Church and Convent.
Interior dome and main altar of Quito’s baroque Church and Convent of San Francisco.
Quito is one of Diplomonkey’s favorite towns. Rich in very well preserved Spanish colonial architecture, Quito offers incredible sights and sounds. Nice people, good food, and a relaxed pace make Quito an excellent place to visit, and in Diplomonkey’s case also work.
Carved wooden pulpit in Quito’s Church and Convent of San Francisco.
Okay so the fog season has started, albeit with a slight delay. Time to get out of Lima even if for a day. Hop into the office car to seek sunshine afar. LOL
Quilmana, Canete Donkey Powered Cart
The cool thing about being posted to U.S. Embassy Lima, inspite of the opportunity to engage in some really poor rhyme making, is the possibility to go out and experience the countryside. So last week, with the interns in tow, Diplomonkey headed out to Quilmana, Canete about 140 kilometers from Lima on the Pan American South highway (i.e., the Panamericana Sur).
Quilmana Moto Taxi
Canete Corn Field
Weather clears up a bit, but the fog does linger; which makes for some moody pictures. Sorry no rhyme there.
Canete, Peru #2
Garbage Collectors in Canete
Anyhow enjoy this new series of postcards from Peru. Get out of Lima and see something different.