Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Starting Out In Quito


Well, even though there are 2 other posts on this blog, this is my first post from Quito, Ecuador itself. When my plane landed and I got into the airport terminal, I really thought that I had arrived at the craziest, most chaotic terminal I had ever been to in my life. You would of thought that people were evacuating a major catastrophe. Maybe they were and I just haven't found out what it is yet. After about an hour of terminal torture, I finally made it to the taxi line, and took a thirty five minute ride to my hotel for only 8 dollars. The same ride in the states would have cost about 25 or more. By the time I got to my hotel, it was almost midnight. (My plane landed at 11:00pm.) It was a little disconcerting when the reception didn't answer right away, and I was left standing in the middle of a strange city with three bags and no bed, but thankfully after another buzz on the door, she finally came to my rescue. The room was really nice and quaint, and very comfortable. The downside is; one channel in English, undrinkable tap water, and the very infamous inability to flush toilet paper in any toilet in South America. They just stick a wastebasket by the comode..I'm sure you can do without any additional commentary on that subject. But the good news is I get to watch "The Simpsons" in Spanish. The voice overs are hilarious. Anyway, tomorrow I will probably head to the BIG market and stock up on food. They have a nice kitchen here where you can keep your food and cook whenever you want. It's really convienent. Well, I have to sleep now, and they shut off internet at 11:00pm anyway. Bye for now :)

4 comments:

Jeannette said...

OK, questions.

Are you teaching English? About how much do you make? Do you live with other people (are they natives or Americans)?

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