Alicia: Finally onto the start of our Ecuadorian adventure. We arrived in Quito to possibly the best hostel we've stayed in so far - Jumbo Lodging hostal in the Old Town which was a nice start to the trip with freshly made coffee, fruit salads and NUTELLA! Enjoy the little things I say :) having missed the England game in Peru we went to La Mariscal (Gringolandia) to watch England-Sweden and fill up on Mexican food having been craving spicy food throughout Peru.
The day after saw us (mainly me I must admit) becoming a crazy tourist, we braved around 4 hours on various buses before reaching the centre of the world 'Mitad del Mundo' - walking on the Equator provides hours of fun I've found :D (Mike: we were in the north, then south, half in the east, half in the west and walked along the lines. Surprisingly good fun)
The rest of our weekend we spent buying odds and ends for our trip to La Hesperia and ate at Cafe Mozaico - a lush Equatorian-Greek restaurant on the hill overlooking Quito. Was great and had awesome cocktails and easily the best views of Quito.