Like an old friend, the Eugenia Hotel and the staff greeted me with a smile. That evening I ate Locro soup at the Quito Hotel with a grand view of the setting sun and the lights blanketing the city. Some experiences are life affirming and I believe that my visit to Ecuador was such a trip. I loved the people, their culture, their cities and islands and I am going back to Miami a better person for having seen all of it. Buenas nochas and ciao.