Hotel Plaza Grande
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... people who live here never see the sun set on a horizon. Also, their shadows are shorter than ours. So they never see those long skinny shadows we see at sunset. At noon on the summer and winter solstice they have NO shadow!! Why?
How cool is that though?!
I am posting a picture of a vertical/ rectangle sun clock. Ours are horizontal.
When you look at it, here are your questions: why are there two sixes and why is the spacing of the numbers not equal?
Today did not feel like Monday. It felt like Wednesday.
Feeling lethartic and my throat is starting to feel scratchy. Hopefully I´m not getting sick, but I´m not holding my breath.
My laundry was indeed dry, thankfully. Was completely out of socks.
Looks like I´m substituting an additional period for a coworker Wednesday. I´m just proctoring his exam, ...
... tower attached to the Quito Marriott Hotel. It was a lovely apartment with two bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry machine. We also had access to all of the Marriott's amenities including swimming pool, gym, and restaurants, so it was the best of both worlds. We had originally planned to rent a car for most of our stay in Quito so that we could easily venture outside of the city, but then we found out that Ecuador has the highest ...
... and watching the presidential changing of the guard in the (MAIN SQUARE). This happens every Monday and is quite a spectacle. About 150 guards and 20-odd horses prance about for thirty minutes to a brass band while the pres and his crew watch on from the balcony. Occasionally he waved at the gathered masses which provoked reactions from middle aged men reminiscent of teenage girls at a Justin Bieber concert. We had a traditional Ecuadorian lunch in the ...
... that I have noticed in other places. There seems to be more of an authenticity to it, its own "buzz" if you will? I perch myself on the street corner and people watch, as Renee and Tim deal with the travel agent and Leon tries to deal with a SIM card for the phone. The Ecuadorian people are quite small and stocky in stature, and remind me a lot of the Mayan people of Mexico, but of course like all countries there is definitely a cross over ...