We had a very interesting guided tour with Holger from Berlins Taiga through Soviet Berlin. Sometimes it’s really good to explore your own city.
After a 10 hours flight from Madrid we started our journey smoothly by getting fetched on the airport by our dear friends Kathrin and Fernando. I worked with Kathrin some years ago and while not having much contact I always felt that we have a special connection. From my site it was always the admiration for her kind of decision making.
They brought us to their huge house in the barrio of Cumbaya where we stood for the next four days having a very, very, very good time with them.
Coming to friends somewhere in the world is so much better than just coming to somewhere in the world. Especially if they are as great as Kathrin and Fernando are.
On our first day we visited the historic city center of Quito.
By far the most impressing building in Quito from my point of view is the church Compañía de Jesús. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take photos inside. Interesting fact: The colonial Spanish imported the Mudéjar Style of the Moors from Andalusia and build something very special with it. But there are other churches wich have very different atmospheres.
We have been too tired today and there was still a risk that the weather might change to “Blitzeis” (very quickly developing black ice) and so we stood in the frosty city and took a walk.
I was in Budapest with my Mum for some days.