We transited through Quito, which is the capital of Ecuador and by far the highest city we have visited. It reminded me of the Alps, but a little (though not much)warmer, with green mountains either side of the valley that the city sits in and the vegetation is very European; green fields, rolling hills, hedges and woods.
We met up with JJ & Jen at our hotel, called Los Alps - an interesting place. Huge rooms, eclectic décor, an open fire and lots of wood; it felt very Scottish. Once again the staff were great. Jodie's cold continues so there was a little bit of coughing in the cab from the airport. This was obviously picked up by the driver as he popped into the hotel for a bit of a chat and 5 mins after we got to our room a cup of hot orange was presented to Jodie along with strict instructions that she must keep her jumper on.