Arrival in Quito for Cotopaxi Expedition

Posted by: | June 06, 2009
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Ecuador

Everyone’s planes have arrived, and we had our first official team meeting at breakfast this morning. We discussed logistics for the trip and got to meet everyone, as well as enjoyed our breakfast buffet spread of fresh, local fruits, juices, and pastries. We spent the rest of the day touring the capital city of Quito with our very knowledgeable local guide, Jorge. We visited the colonial parts of Quito, and learned the city’s cultural and political history, and then traveled to the “Mitad del Mundo”, or the middle of the world. Here we got to stand on the equator and see examples of Ecuador’s different cultural groups in the interpretative museum.

Right now we’re relaxing for a couple of hours before meeting for dinner. I’ll be in touch tomorrow after we return from our first acclimatization hike to the Biological Reserve, Pasachoa.

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