Welcome to this week's a 2 z: Take 2
and the letter Q.
Of all the Q letters in our language, one of my favorite is Quito (pronounced Key toe). Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, in South America, and where I spent my teen years while my parents were missionaries. It's a place I hold close to my heart and hope to revisit someday.
Below I circled Quito in red. You can see it's in the heart of the Andes mountain range. The pink boxes are mountains I saw most days, except in rainy season when they spent a lot of time encased in clouds. If you look closely, you can see the elevation of the mountains listed. They're snow capped and awesome. A sight you NEVER grow tired of.
Part of the view from the Panecillo.
Quito is long and narrow and sits on a shelf, making it a challenge for the larger planes coming in. (Or so I've been told.)
There are many sides to Quito...
The old town where culture and history are rich and in full color.
And the new city where technology is alive and well.
Quito is just South of the Equator so visiting Mitad del Mundo, the monument on (well, technically it's just close to) the Equator, is a must. Standing with foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one foot in the Southern Hemisphere is one of those Kodak moments you don't want to miss.
And there's a quick glimpse of the city of my heart...Mi Querido Quito.
So tell me, where do you consider home?
*Photos courtesy of Trina Mayfield, a missionary friend who still lives in Ecaudor. Thanks, Trina.
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