Casa Aliso, Quito
We began our Ecuadorean adventure with an uneventful flight from Atlanta into Quito, Ecuador's capital. Unlike US airports, with their vast windy expanses of asphalt, the airport in Quito sat in a basin at the foot of a circuit of high peaks, with development creeping up to within feet of its runways. No long commutes here.
surroundedis tucked in to three beautifully appointed beds at the Casa Aliso, a small but elegant guest house high on one of Quito's flanks.