A Travellerspoint blog

January 12

Happy Anniversary tomorrow

We had a great day today traveling with Luli's father, who is a retired chemical engineer. We paid him to drive us out into the country to visit many small towns, Calderon, Guayllabamba, the equator, Cayambe, San Pallo, Otavalo, Cocacachi. His English is about the same level as Don's Spanish, so only the important things were communicated - food, bathrooms, where he would wait for us. He introduced us to a new fruit, took us into the back of a bakery to watch how they make the town's special biscuits, took us to some special shops and to the markets in Otavalo and Cocacachi. We had fun balancing an egg on end at the equator and seeing the acres and acres of greenhouse which grow flowers for export.

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January 11

Most of today was spent walking around town. First looking for the supermarket, then after lunch and a siesta, looking for an optician to fix Don's sunglasses. Clocked at least 12 km, but probably more like 15 cuz I forgot to put the pedometer on until after lunch. We had a nice supper out with Joseph, the other visitor here. We seem to be doing well with the altitude sickness so far, hope it lasts!

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January 10

We made it!

After a very long day of late airplanes and rushing through airports, we finally arrived in Quito around 11:00 p.m. We were met at the airport and brought to the B&B apartment by the owner's son, Daniel. Pilar, the owner, is not here, she has gone off to Manta (the beach) for a week long holiday. So Daniel and his wife Maria will be making us breakfasts and answering our questions. Another guest here, Joseph, is an Iranian American and was very helpful over breakfast this morning about places to go and getting around town. So we are off to explore Quito, but slowly and easily, so we can acclimatise to the altitude.DSC01636.jpg

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