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Monday, June 28, 2021

Return to Centro Historico & Lunch at Hasta la Vuelta, Señor Restaurant

Aloha Everyone,

We love the Centro Historico neighborhood. Though far different than the Centro Historico in Cuenca, the pace of life here in Quito seemed mellowed by comparison. Surrounded by magnificent buildings enveloping the Parque Grande, where the Presidential Palace stands, we felt the impact of Ecuadorian history.

The restaurant we chose, “Hasta la Vuelta” is located on the third floor of the Palacio Arzobispal building. Third floor in many countries including Ecuador is really the 4th floor in America. I asked for an elevator but a waiter who was running up the stairs balancing colorful tropical juice drinks on trays in his both hands replied “No. but the view up there is worth the climb.”

We would have to say the view from down below was superior but it was quieter as we didn’t get tourists walking around taking photos. Food was interesting :-)

Another highlight of the day was a visit by Dr. Espinosa. The main purpose was to give us COVID-19 test. But J.J. and I were delighted to have a chance to meet his wife, Dra. (Doctora) Espinosa.

Aloha -- Cathi