Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ten Days in Ecuador: Day 1
I've just arrived at my first destination in Ecuador. I'm in Quito - the capital city! So far, it's absolutely beautiful. Apparently we're at Ecuador's highest altitude. I was worried coming here that I'd have an asthma attack or something (no, I dont have asthma smh) but clearly I was just being over dramatic per usual. Upon leaving the airport, our group was greeted by a smiling middle-aged man named Gonzalo. Gonzalo is my new BFF. He's really nice and he pretty much assured us we're going to have a good time this week. He's our designated tour guide and he'll be with us the entire week. From what I know, he likes technology, US gossip, and Obama. Hence we were destined to be friends.
Our first hotel is so amazingly nice - it's the Swissotel in Quito. When we walked in, we were greeted with fresh squeezed orange juice and warm hand towels. I can already tell it's going to be good times. From my hotel room, I can see the whole landscape of Quito and all the high hills and mountains. Its really breathtaking.
Our first official activity is dinner at a fancy restaurant called the Ventanal tonight around 7pm. Tomorrow morning, we're headed to Coca to tour the Amazon jungle. Cant wait! Will update you guys on how it goes.
Ten Days in Ecuador sponsored by Latitude International & LAN Airlines