Finally in Quito! I´m not quite sure what I expected but this is so much better than I could have imagined. The city is so bustling and everyone has been so kind and welcoming. We have all definitely felt the change in oxygen levels though, we were all out of breath just from climing up the stairs to put our bags in our hotel rooms last night !
Had the most amazing first day - we spent the morning in a beautiful park and met the cutest little girl called Lina whose mother had a stall in the textile market in the park.
We walked to the historical district for lunch and found a huge food market. We couldn´t tell what anything was so we asked a man what his meal was called and all ordered that! Hopefully we´ll pick up on these things a little more after a few days.