Odd Galapagos landscape (Lisa Jagielski)
I flew into Quito from Miami, arriving around 6:45 PM. As usual I had to immediately use the rest room so I was one of the last people to go through customs. I'd read in the guide books about how crazy Quito airport is with people waiting to welcome arriving friends and family. It was a madhouse! Crowds of people were waiting with signs and balloons. I tried not to knock anyone over with my backpack. I got a taxi from the airport to Hotel Eugenia. What a beautiful hotel! The room was really nice. I met the Sage family in the hall who was on the same tour. I was able to use the internet in the lobby to let Mom know I'd arrived safely. Although the room was very comfortable, sleeping was a little tough, in addition to the anticipation of heading to the Galapagos the next day the neighborhood was a bit loud.
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