Late Night Arrival

Welcome to Ecuador.  Our plane to Quito arrived about an hour late and customs was slow.  That was the bad news.  The good news,  airport in Seattle not too crazy.  Tub was checked, no questions asked. Flights were fine.  Tub got through customs with no problem but the highlight was the moonlit drive through the countryside of Ecuador from the airport to Otavalo., the Tandana director  The hills and volcanos in the distances and the towns all asleep and quiet.  I spent the time talking with the driver William and his wife Veronica.  Veronica works for Tandana and told me that she was Anna Taft' s sister.  It turns out that Anna was an exchange student in Veronica's house  in Quichinche years ago while in high school.

This morning I took a walk to the center of Otavalo and took a few pictures of things you will find in the market.  I will try to upload them them.    It was a lazy Tuesday morning and the market just waking up when we were suddenly interrupted by a parade of students who are in some summer school sports league here in Otavalo.  There were soccer players, volleyball players even a Tae Kwon Do group.

I found out some things you will like to know.  There is plenty of wifi available in restaurants.  I tried out the bank machine and with my bank debit card took out $20.00 with no ATM charge.  Otavalo has enough two and three story buildings that it is really easy to lose your directions.  It happened to me just walking around the square.


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