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  • Day0

    Kicking Back in Quito

    March 9, 2018 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    I have safely arrived at my hotel in Quito after a full day of travel. But I can’t complain about the seats I got on my Copa Airlines flight. For my 5 hour flight to Panama City I was in the exit row, then for my 2 hour flight to Quito I was in the first row of coach. Both seats provided ample leg room.

    It was about an hour long taxi ride from the airport to the hotel but it was a picturesque sunset drive through the mountains and I got to practice my spanish with my driver who told me lots about Quito. For example, i didn’t know it was such a big city of 2 million people and 3 universities. After arriving at the hotel I went for a quick bite of pizza and I could definitely tell this is a student town with lots of 20 somethings roaming the streets. This was nice to see since it’s always a bit nerve racking going out on my own in a new city but I definitely felt safe with so many people out.

    I can’t wait to explore the city tomorrow since my drive was so beautiful. Then tomorrow night I’ll meet up with my tour before heading off to the Galapagos the next morning!
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