We left early morning to the airport and arrived in Quito, Ecuador around 5:30pm. We meet our host family. One of the twins picked us up.
Academia Latinoamerica De Espanol
Our family brought us to the Academia to show us where is was located.
A Tour of Quito
We traveled through the old town of Quito. We visited the church of San Agustin. The picture is the church of San Francisco. Everything looked like we traveled back in time.
Academia Latinoamerica De Espanol
The inside of the school
At Home to Rest
After school we came home to rest. We were adjusting to the altitude. Quito is a little more than 9 thousand feet above sea level.
Middle of the World
We traveled to the equator 0'00. We saw the indigenous people who lived in the area and some of their customs. We also saw the effects of the magentic fields. How the water turns depending on which force affects. I couldn't balance the egg but Jen was able too.
Virgen de Panecillo
We traveled to the panecillo after school. we had a free afternoon. The Taxi only gave us 10 minutes to take pictures. It was a wonderful view of the city.
Afterwards, we grabbed a cup of coffee at Hasta la vuelta, Senor..
We went to Mariscal to unwind from school. There is the famous special 2 for 1 almost everyday.
We went to one of the biggest markets. We bought most of our gifts here. One thing I learned is that Gabby knows how to bargin. We got everything dirt cheap!! It is amazing how everything was made by hand. Everything was well made and beautiful. I will always treasure my Pancho!!!
After the market i got my chance to try Cuy!!! It was delicious!!! I recommand everyone try it at least once. I know i won't get another chance to try it again until I go back.
At a National Park, beautiful lake behind us but what does Brockway want to do, ride the endangered bear with my hat! True Cowboy right there.
La Basilica del Voto Navional
Free Sunday. We traveled up the Basilica to the top! I was hard since i was sick but i didn't give up!
Parque Del Ejido
The park was full of people and little stands like in Otavalo. We bought a coupe things we were missing.
Shopping for Art Supplies
We went shoppong for supplies for the volunteer project tomorrow.
We were with the kids helping them make a scene from the story Angela read to them. I ended up making glasses for the kids out of the pipe cleaners.
Casa de la Cultura Museum
It was a wonderful museum. It showed us the history of Ecuador from way back in the day. All the different people who lived there. This picture is an important piece to a ritual. It resembles the sun.
One of the fruit markets in Quito. Everything was super cheap. A lot of different new fruit I've never seen before.
We learned Salsa from David. 1,2,3 pa pa pa
Proof that we climbed it. This is the highest i've ever been that i've climbed.
It wasn't hot a all. The climb looked easy but it was really hard. we climbed about for an hour and half probaly longer.
Bosque de Nubes
We went on a hike throught the forest. It was great. I loved every minute of it. It made me feel connected to nature again. We saw a waterfall near the end.
We were tired after our trip so we just relaxed the next day.
We went to Guayasamin house and saw all the work here did and where he lived. It was amazinf throught the whole trip.
Exploring the City with Family
the twins took us out. We got to try empanda de viento
Going to Mariscal
Final Volunteer Project
Cooking at School
Cooking for My Family
I cooked for my famiy before we left. I made them Picadillo. they Loved it so much i gave them the recepie