Today we went to the market where we spent way too much money on gifts for our family, friends, and of course, ourselves. It was very fun to barter with the people in the market, and to see all the hand-made commodities. Our guide was there to explain the different types of goods, and to ask the questions that we didn’t even think to ask. We were also glad that we got there when we did because we beat the crowds being bussed in from Quito. That afternoon, we had a city tour with Gustavo, which included a sighting of the vice-president!