North of La Floresta there’s an area (suburb) called Guápolo. On Mayday ( a holiday here) we went for a walk hoping to find the local park, not realising just how steep the descent would be. We got half way down the valley and decided to turn back as we could see a major storm approaching. The place had such a different feel to anywhere else we’ve been in Quito so far. Old, established, scenic but also precarious, perched on the side of the valley.