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Travel Blogs from Quito
I hardly know where to begin. Perhaps with I heart Ecuador! What a day we have had.
First thing this morning Road Scholar group leader, Gonzalo Gavilanes, who is smart and funny and full of knowledge about Ecuador, introduced us to Ecuadoran culture and economy. Tour guiding is a profession here, and one qualifies for it after a five-year …
Whew! Made it to Quito!
Before boarding our plane in Houston, a Transportation Security Authority officer checked our passports. Then the United Airlines representative scanned our boarding passes. We were allowed a short distance down the gangway in groups of eight where we were separated from our carry-on baggage by a second TSA officer …
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 …
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