Monday, October 31, 2011

El Crater y El Mitad del Mundo

Wow! we had a long day yesterday :) I slept in a bit and got up and had a late breakfast with Vero ( my host mom). After a bit of relaxing we went to El Crater/ The crater restaurant. We had a gorgeous meal and we got to look down into this inactive crater that now has a population. After we went to see El Mitad del Mundo, The middle of the world. I stood at the 0, 0 latitude longitude and put one foot in the northern hemisphere and 1 in the southern. We watched some tango dancing and got to see some traditional indigenous people in their daily dress.

After that we bought bus tickets for Mindo tomorrow and I finally got a chip for my phone! I'm connected to the people of Mindo :)

Today we are going to catch a taxi for the first time and we are going to shop around town.

Con amor, Katy

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley

Sunday, October 30, 2011

First day in Quito

Wow! We are here! I can't believe it. Today is a day of rest due to the altitude. I felt a little bit sick yesterday and finally had to sit down, my cough isn't helping. Haha. I slept great last night and now I have a few pictures to start us out! I am living in the city of Quito. There are a few photos of our trip and a few of my home :)

My room

Our patio

What does anyone do while waiting in the Miami airport? Kyle and Megan enjoying a beer

A little chocolate helps any plane ride

with love!

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener