We spent our first week in Quito staying in a hostel that overlooked the city.
We met and hung out with so many awesome people from all over the world who have crazy stories:
- a Brazilian, who is also has a British citizenship, studies cancer, and has been traveling for a good 7 months or so all over Africa and Latin America.
- A Hungarian who lives in New York, who just decided one day that she was going to quit her job and travel for 4 months, she´s alone, she has no plan, and is just seeing where she ends up.
- An awesome couple from England, who we realized after we had talked with them for a good 3 hours or so that we didn´t even get thier names.
- Biologists from Italy and Denmark, who are here studying spiders.
- An English man who, when we told them all of the families we will be living with, asked if we were orphans…hahah.
I must say, I learned stuff from all of these people, and they definatly all inspired me to want to travel a lot like this in my life!
We travelled around Quito and saw some cool stuff: mitad del mundo, gringolandia (as the natives call it: where all the foreigners hang out), volcan pichincha, la ronda street (where the natives hang out), besilica iglesia, and some more. It´s been fun. (see some of the pictures below) My dad would be proud of me: I haven´t been scared to speak Spanish, and have talked and understood it decently enough for now.! whoo.
The Ecuadorian government took our passports for like a week now, and we were supposed to get them back today, but they said our registration wasn´t ready…which is frustrating…so hopefully we can get them back next week, and then get our ¨Ecuadorian citizen¨ card so that we are able to leave the country…odale.
Next up to work on the farm at Hacienda Picalqui, and aprendo español buenisimo.