I made it to Ecuador! I arrived in Quito, the capital, late on Thursday evening. No jet lag, but I was still pretty exhausted. I’m going to try to blog a bit while I'm traveling this fall, at least to share photos.
Here is the Airbnb I booked in the Mariscal neighborhood. I love the colors.
I had cake for lunch (apple cake with dulce de leche frosting). Don’t judge. I’m on vacation.
This isn’t the best pic of Quito’s Old Town, but it gives you a taste.
Ecuador uses US currency, but their old money is still floating around. I received this medley of change yesterday.
OK, I realize I just said I’ll be blogging again, but actually there will not be another post until around September 21. Tomorrow I’m leaving for the Galápagos to volunteer on a farm where there is not internet or cell phone service. I’m not sure what to expect or what I’m actually doing on the farm, but I’m hoping during my visit there to see giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, and amazing ocean views, and to get photos of all of this and more. So, sit tight and I’ll be back in a few weeks with more.
p.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Christine Iwan Gardner!