|The view of the Basilica from my hotel|
|As the sun sets the Basilica lights up|
|Changing of the guards and President Correa|
|View of hill called Panecillo with the Virgin statue from my room|
|view of the Virgin statue from my hotel|
Panecillo is a nice hike up. It only took us 20 minutes and is pretty straight forward. We did not bring our cameras cause they said there have been many robberies there but it seemed OK. Just be aware when going up. There are police stationed at the bottom of the stairs and the top. A taxi ride they told us would be about $2 from Old Town to the top or vice versa.
Today I was walking by Independence plaza and I saw a large crowd had gathered and found out they have the changing of the guards. So I stayed to watch but didnt have my camera with me. President Correa came out for it. After a while I left and got my camera but you couldnt see the president anymore though I think he was still there.