Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We're Back!!

Hello again! How are you all doing? We had a WONDERFUL time on our "Gringo Getaway". We visited Quito and Otavalo. What a beautiful area. It is really interesting how although Ecuador is a relatively small country, each region has its own personality and culture. We particularly loved Otavalo. I came home with so many pictures that I have to divide them into a few blogs. This first video is just some of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The population is 1.5 million and the altitude is 9,350 ft above sea level, so again, it is a very mountainous city. It is home to at least one volcano, which I am told is dormant. The climate is about the same as here in Cuenca, mid 60's to mid 80's, the advantage of Quito is that it seems to have less rain! The city really is beautiful, I tried to take pictures to show you, but a picture just doesn't do it justice! I hope to have the other pictures put in our blog in the next few days.....


3 comments:

Mark and Beth said...

Yay - finally I get to see it through someone elses eyes! Cool music choice - are you sure it's all good? You know what I mean hehe!

Deb n Doug said...

Loved the video. Thanks for sharing the sights and sounds of Ecuador. Loved the music! But get back to work now. We want to hear some more field experiences!

Sara said...

Hey, did you know that sometimes local bartenders will put some poison like drug substance in the 'free' gringo beer and then robs everyone will they sleep it off? -- just kidding :) thanks for the great videos... what was in the Happy Gringo store?