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Waking up in Ecuador
Our Galapagos Adventure

(Gwenn Schamberger)
Our flight got in pretty late last night, but we made it to the hotel and got a good nights sleep. Woke up and had a leisurely breakfast- the Guava jam was amazing- I don't think you are supposed to just eat it with a spoon- but I did anyway. My high school spanish is coming back and everyone seems patient with me practicing. We decide to take a cab to 'Old Town' and walk around. It's sunny and clear; warm in the sun, but a little chilly in the shade. The building architecture and watching what the street vendors are selling keeps us entertained. We eventually decide to walk back to the 'Basilica'- a huge old church we unexpectedly passed in the cab on the way to old town. The gargoyles are ridiculous! From there we walked to the National Museum- which had a good collection of Ecuadorian archeology and Spanish/English descriptions. In the afternoon we found a park- I shot a dart gun at a display of candy and money- I only won candy- but it was Ecuadorian chocolate. We made our way back to the hotel- my nose is a little pink even though I put sunscreen on the morning. I decide I should probably put on more than SPF 15 tomorrow. We decide to be lazy and eat at the hotel- the 'papa de locro' is excellent. We meet an Israeli who is just getting back from Machu Pichu and on her way to Galapagos too. It sounds like we'll have to come back to go to Peru too.

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