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The wandering has begun!



Ready for my five weeks!

After traveling all night, and sitting through a lightening storm on the runway in Panama for an hour and a half in a full plane waiting to be able to take off, we finally made it to Quito. In our exhaustion the ride through this huge city was a blur. The taxi was weaving through the dense traffic and the tiny, narrow streets forever, but we finally made it to our hotel 17 hours after leaving our house. We were greeted by the nicest ladies, but they had about three words of English between them so my fuzzy brain had to start searching for Spanish right away. We crashed for a couple hours of sleep then went in search of dinner. We are right next to the very lively La Ronda with tons of choices for eating, and also for staying up until the wee hours singing karaoke apparently. Thank goodness for earplugs!

Today we set off for Parque Itchimbia. We ended up climbing a million stairs and hiking up some of the steepest streets I have ever walked. Getting our traveling legs back!





Tomorrow I think we will find the Teleferriqo (cable car) and maybe ride the trolebus around for awhile :)

Posted by Pelham Family 12:42 Archived in Ecuador

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What fun! Your great pictures put me right there with you! LOVE! You've already done so much in just a few hours! I've shared your super blog with few friends. (I'm feeding the fish and checking on the house.) Looking forward to your next entries. xxoxo

by MOM

Wow! Looks like a beautiful city! And, I'm very impressed with your positive, upbeat blog after that 17 hour trek,including that tarmac time = Yuck! Do cars driving through these streets? And, you know I want to hear about the food!

by Kathy

Hi Kathy! The two dinners so far have been fine. Nothing spectacular yet. Empanadas are everywhere, and there's lots of "meat-on-a-stick". I had the most amazing hot chocolate last night made from 100% cocoa. Yes cars drive through the narrow streets! But the busiest areas are pretty well regulated.

by Pelham Family

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