|"The shortest poem in the world is you..." - my favorite graffiti in Quito|
|you know you're hungry now|
|Main Towers, Basilica Voto Nacional (Basilica of the National Vow)|
My taxi driver friend picked me up from the airport and when I gave him the wrapped bull, he gave me a gift too. It was a hand-carved wooden Galapagos tortoise with a sticker on the bottom shell that had his name on it, so that I would not forget who gave it to me. It was so kind of him. Along the way to the airport, he told me about all of the places I will have to be sure to visit next time I come to Ecuador. As much as I did not like my experience in La Mariscal, it is important to remember that there are wonderful people everywhere and that it is important to be kind to everyone because otherwise you will miss out on making friends with some wonderful people.