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    • Day14

      A day with nothing on the agenda

      July 22, 2018 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Back to Quito and the day before my parents and my uncle and brother was to fly home so not much planned other than to take it easy. Bengt and the girls went to a sports club to swim. Freja is practicing her floating and Tilde just wants to dive! Me and Viggo stayed home and played with Lego. Steph and Cathy prepared pizza for lunch and Daniel's grandparents came over and talked and exchanged gifts.

      In the afternoon Edgar took the girls and the dogs up the mountain and I dont know who was happier!

      The rest of the day we had to resolve my parents flight home because they found out the first domestic flight had been cancelled and they were unable to get to Guayaquil to get the transatlantic flight. We ended up going to this supermercado to talk to an agent for Tame, the domestic flight agency. They promised to fix it if they get to the Airport in the morning. A bit late I would say but there is nothing more to do today. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. ☺️
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    • Day2

      Centro del mundo

      July 10, 2018 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      After an excellent and well needed night's sleep we gathered around the breakfast table and had a wonderful time. Daniel's sister boiled eggs and made tea and we ate loads of toast. Not too empressed by the cheese but the hospitality was gold! Super friendly family that went all the way to make us feel so welcome!

      Today have we visited the ciudad mitad del Mundo, the point zero latitude at the equator. We saw a couple of exhibitions of Guayasamin, a famous ecuadorian painter. We also tasted chocolate and beer and did experiments. Apparently the gravity is less present on the equator so for instance ballancing an egg on a nail wasnt an impossibility.

      In the evening we decided to go into the center to visit the market and try some hot chocolate and South american specialities. In the meantime my mother took the kids to bed. Apparently Viggo manager to camouflage himself up against the white chalk painted wall so when my uncle went to check in him a while later he almost had a heart attack. The kid appeared to be missing! My mom luckily found hon before they called him in as a missing person and all things good.

      Now im behind in today's big adventure in the cloud forest but im just so exhausted it has to wait until tomorrow. Night night everyone!
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    • Day17

      Ready to go back home!

      July 25, 2018 in Ecuador ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

      Our final day in Quito, Ecuador! All bags are packed and in half an hour we head to the airport where we plan to have lunch as soon as we are checked in. Im looking forward of going home, not that it hasn't been a pleasent adventure but I wanna get going on my everyday life again. Did my garden survive the drought? Can we find a bed for Viggo's room? Is it too early to contact contractors about the floor in the basement? And my summer course! I wanna study some more!

      So mentally i guess we are all prepared to go back home! Here is a list about the 3 things i find weirdest about Ecuador:
      1) They have allegadly the best coffee in the world. They only drink Nescafé.
      2) Their doorknobs are placed next to the wall so when you try to close the doors you will end up bruising your knuckles. All the time!
      3) You can see the stars at night even though Quito is an almost 2 million city. I have always told the kids the reason we cant see the stars at home is because we live in a city and the city lights make it impossible. Apparently I am wrong. I feel cheated. ☺️

      Adiós querida Ecuador! Hasta luego!
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