Dispatches From South America – Do Ecuadorans Sleep?

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!?

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4 thoughts on “Dispatches From South America – Do Ecuadorans Sleep?”

  1. Roosters crow all hours of the night? I thought they only crowed at sunrise? I need to get out of the city more often and try country living for a change.

    Love the pictures. Enjoy your travels and Merry Christmas to you and Frogette.

  2. Kathy –

    He is truly el Pollo Loco. He crows in the middle of the night. Blind? Might be. I’m thinking of cooking him for Christmas dinner. :-)

  3. Kathy… Not sure what’s up with the rooster. Perhaps he’s responding to motion sensitive lights. :-)

    Willy… We’re having a great time here in Quito! Beautiful, colonial, authentic…not at all like being back in the USofA.

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