I had a short stay in Quito on my journey to Cuenca. Less than 24-hours, yes, but we made the most of it! I was fortunate to find Dave and CJ there, each doing their own NGO work in Ecuador with refugees and teaching english.
To me, the parks in Quito were the highlight of our Sunday stroll. Literally everyone and their mother was out enjoying them too. There were bike paths rivaling Portland’s, carnival rides for children, small amphitheaters, and futbol fields galore. These city parks along with national parks are free to all. Thank you presidential mandate!