Yesterday, we went to el centro historico de quito and it was sick nasty. The colonial architecture pretty much kills, as soon as i get a chance i'ma put some photos up in hrrr so you guys can check it out. We visited some churches, we checked out el palacio del gobierno (the casa of President Correa) and we checked out the vista from parque Itchimbia. The walk to the parque was no pleasant stroll though. We probs ascended 20000 feet while walking, or climbing, up the nearly vertical streets of Quito. It's like San Fran but on crack. But man was the view awesome. It was def worth it. I'm actually pretty sure I'll be outrageously fit by the time i get back from all this walking at dangerously high altitudes. Plus i've been utilizing my totally out of practice soccer skillz to play with the kids in Lumbisi. Last night we played soccer with my family and some neighbors and they were really good. Aside from altitude induced asthma, my moves weren't too bad. Our 15 year old neighbor, Romel, who is a mini Pele, gave me some props after the game which made me feel pretty good despite my wheezing gasps.
Man i have so much more to tell but this post is getting long so ill save it for next time. But just as a sneak prev. i went to a sweet cultural fiesta in Lumbisi this weekend where I got to work on my salsa moves. Also, after living in Lumbisi i will never again be afraid of dogs. Oh, and for what its worth, the 65 and sunny weather we've been having every day is a real drag compared to what i'm used to in State College. I really miss the constant precipitation and continuously hypothermic weather. Aight, that's it for now. Hasta Luego!!