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Travel Blogs from Quito
... many families enjoying the afternoon, fishing, on paddle boats, & having picnics. The late evening still, & serene, with distant views of volcanos, across the moonlit lake.
Another long day lay ahead of us, 148kms, 2800m climb, & 2250m descent. Many opted to take the lunch bus, in the hope of arriving early in Quito, and avoid the early climbs of the day.
It was a nice ride retracing our steps around the lake out of camp, before ...
... completely packed with people! We then went for lunch at this little Ecuadorean place. It is buffet style all Ecuador food. You pay according to weight! My meal cost 2.45 cents... American! Crazy huh? After this we went back to headquarters for our volunteer orientation! This was about 2.5 hours! Now this evening we came back and had dinner as a group, 3 more people joined our house so we have quite a big group now! We are heading to bed early tonight because we have an exciting ...
... There is 2.8 million people living here.. But you can tell how squished together everyone is. The city is very dirty (what we have seen thus far). South side is the none tourist area. In our entire first day we only saw one other tourist.. So I think that shows what kind of neighbourhood we are living in. We are definitely living like locals, nothing fancy, but we have all the necessities. Today we got up, had breakfast and got ...
... was him not feeding the animals. The cat, Peter pan, was supposed to go find his own food, like mice and stuff... But there are no such thing so the cat is always complaining begging for food. Rex, the dog, is only allowed one cup off food in the morning, so leftovers do seem to fall his way, when there is only volunteers around. And he have gees to, who are never feed, and fish, whom he feed, so he can eat them, but they don't seem to eat their food... Or grow. But ...
... at home. We started the morning early with breakfast at Juan Valdez Cafe (think Starbucks but better coffee - yes I said it) enjoying the beautiful spring like weather. Then we headed for the biggest mall in the city at 10a in search for a camera battery charger. Apparently people thought I meant to say Nokia when I asked for a Nikon charger and kept directing us to cellular stores. Then I just asked ...
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