I spent a quiet evening here, sitting on different benches under leafy trees that cover the plaza, eating foamy meringue with strawberries, taking pictures and watching life go by. Sometimes, as a traveller, I feel far removed and distant from the reality of people who are, say, leaving from work to go home, or a group of friends huddled together, or kids running behind the balloon man and their mom’s running after them. Back in Toronto, I would be immersed in a generic routine like this, too busy to watch and observe life
I am extremely curious about historical sites especially the ones like Quito that are recognised internationally. So, armed with a list of criteria that UNESCO uses to select heritage sites, I started on a journey to experience Quito in a UNESCO way.