25.04.2008 - 27.04.2008 18 °C
A very long trip to get to Quito but all connections are Ok ... they must have stopped smoking in Buenos Aires, got out of the airport on time.
The B&B is very old world charm a labrynth of rooms and only a stones throw from the US Embassy ( I wouldn't try though the guards look pretty menacing). My FT friend Pauli met me at the airport which was wionderful,I think we were the last of three planes arriving at the same time so the wait for customs was very long.
Second day and I get a guided tour of the city from Pauli with her sister and niece ... The niece is happy to practice English with me. .. Did the Equator memorial .. a volcano "The Cauldron and some wonderfully ornate churches ... One thing about Ecaudorian people I like is the make me look tall .... maybe there is extra gravity at the equator but they definitely seem a short race.
Next day a trip to Otavalo (market area) with stops on the way and after .. weather hasn't co-operated in Quito overcast with the odd rain patch.