Hello from Quito!!
Arrived safely ystrdy, after a VERY long journey! But got to our hostel fine and have ensuite and free internet!! Went out last nite just to the next road along in La Mariscal district, famous for its cafes and tourist (Gringo!!) places.. Security guards EVERYWHERE even for cafes and random shops as the mugging situation had reached a crisis point!! (Dnt worry parents, they seem to be doing a good job!!) Altho it is funny to see people with MAHOOSIVE guns just standing in the street! They have them by ATM machines too which has gotta be a good thing tho...?Just did general touristy wandering today, around Mariscal and then?into the old town, SO many churches, we ventured to a few! Have now booked some really good trips for tomo and sun, around Otovalo tomo, which is a famous native market and then to Papallacta on sunday... Hot springs and spa day!! Dad- all the tour guides keep saying how ecuador is a mecca for birders, Mindo and Bellavista humid forests are the place to go! over 100(something) types of hummingbird!?Will keep an eye out?in the jungle!!
Neither of us seem to be feeling the effects of altitude yet... no headaches or sickness only thing i have noticed is how out of breath you can get just walking up a teeny tiny?hill!!
Can someone let us know the cup final score tomo please?!?!? haha!