Travel Blogs from Quito
business trip to uio from Feb 20 to 22, followed by a non-scheduled urgent trip to eze Feb 23 - 26.
Quito is at an elevation of 9,200. The first words of caution from Gonzalo, our guide was to be aware of altitude sickness. I fly little planes at 8 – 12,000 feet without oxygen and have never run into a problem. Quito was different. One hour on the ground and I had a headache, felt dizzy and was slightly nauseous. I had altitude sickness. It …
I awake to an overcast day and raining, sometimes quite heavy. After a buffet breakfast, we all gather for a quick introduction to each other and from our guide Mr. G. Interesting stats: 13 in our group, of which 3 are men. Two are here with their wives. Of the 10 women, 4 are named Jean and 2 Juanita. This might be very interesting! (I find out …
Jan 19 Thursday en-route to Quito
Step 1: get to SFO hotel.
Pickup at 6pm by shuttle van..perfect. Trip to SFO via Oakland Chinatown and very very clogged bay bridge. Trials and tribulations of living in San Leandro.
Drop off SFO 1.5 hrs later. 5 min wait for hotel shuttle. Sandwich from Max's for dinner. Into bed for very short night …
our last day in Ecuador, we traveled from Banos back to Quito and visited a national park...home of the highest active volcano in south america, but we could not see it due to cloud cover. Ate lunch at 16,000 feet and have had a headache ever since. Evidently, I am not cut out for altitude. We had dinner downtown, perhaps the best meal of the trip …
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