Wow... I can hardly believe it but I'm back, back in th country I fell in love with last year, back with the people, back .
Never thought it could feel so good, leaving all the troubles of the world behind you and just pack up and go. I know many people warn me constantly about the dangers, the fact that lif does go on in the meantime back home, my marriage, and so on. Fact is though, that this is something I neded to do for a long time and am finally doing!
Normally I travel pretty light but for this trip I managed to over-pack. Even worse is that I listened to the advice of my husband and did not take my backpack but a big trolley suitcase which, as a consequence, is way too heavy.
okay... my first day in Quto, yeserday, was good. My room wasn't ready but tha wasn't a problem for me. I needed to go to the nearest Aerogal office anyway to change flights which I did (I'm now flying to the Galápagos on Monday 21 March), after that, my class with Carlos started. He was pretty happy about teaching me in person instead f via Skype as he had done for the past month. As I was tired f sitting down aftr a 15 hour flight, we decided to walk around and go to the park which was a great idea. Later in the afternoon I even managed to follow a history class in spanish!
Today though, I do feel the effects of the altitude better then I thought I would. I'm dizzy, gasping for breath very now nd then and got the feeling I'm going to fall down from time to time. I guess I need to lay off from the coffee and concentrate more on water and thee for now.
Okay, so this morning after breakfast I decided to take a walk, first went to the park but then decided on the Museum of Cultural History that's located next to the park. A guard at the netrances was vry happy to tell me all about it prior to walking in, emphazising it was free of charge.
The ground floor is full of artefacts and history notices prior to the Spanish colonization. Interesting enough to spend over an hor, especially when reading about the skills of the various tribes regarding gold, silver and platinum welding.
The second floor is SPanish - post colonisation - art and basically only involves religious pantings and sculptures. To y tast, not interesting at all but I'm sure others will find it very nice to look at.
Lunch time nw, Spanish classes afterwards and all I want to do is lie down....