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Travel Blogs from Quito
Today I took a taxi to Quito with two other World Vets volunteers. We all have early flights in the morning, so we decided to head back to Quito and spend the afternoon looking at this World Heritage city.Quito is a very busy city.I have never seen so many yellow cabs!! There is a lot going on, and the …
This is our first of at least three visits to Quito. Given that we have been on the move for a couple months now, we decided to dedicate this little visit to Ecuador's capital to some rest and relaxation. Note: The next four days have nothing to do with adventure or exploration, just R and R.
Quito day 1
Today we needed to check a few things off our to do list. After travelling for nearly three weeks in South America it was time to do some laundry. Hand washes in the basin had got us through until now. Finding a laundromat relatively close to our hotel we took our clothes and used the time to catch up on the blog while waiting for our washing. As our adapter had died the night before we left for Galapagos, Matthew went out shopping for a new one ...
... local restaurant to try empanadas. There are two giant empanadas for our table of eleven people. They are deep fried and sweet with cinnamon and powder sugar. Rob and Yannick have already been in Quito and Ecuador some weeks at Spanish schools and travelling around and they say they've usually had empanadas which are savoury. We also have a national drink, calenos? a type of mulled wine, hot and again sweet. From here our group gets in three taxis and ...
... exciting and emotional. Several members of the community stood up
to give speeches, and it obvious how much the old group of PDs will be
missed. Presents, hugs and tears were exchanged. While it was sad, it was
exciting for us newbies to meet so many people from the library. Everyone is so
welcoming and seem excited to get to know us and work with us over the next
year. The kids at the library were crazy energetic, pegging each other with
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