So far Ecuador is proving to be a fascinating country, and Quito…a fascinating city. As I had hoped, our taking an apartment in the city’s ‘Centro Historico’ (the old city) was the right decision. It’s giving us a much more intense and rewarding introduction to Quito. Of course, being the only ‘Gueros’ (‘fair ones’) on the streets in the old city, is a little unnerving.
And another thing: Between the roosters crowing at all hours of the night and… “What the hell was that? Canon fire!?” How do Ecuadorans sleep? I am reliably informed that the booming explosions are part of the religious parades this time of year, but at 5:30 am!?