Week in Quito
Its been an interesting and fun week in Quito,All the group have finally arrived and all really nice and we are having a laugh. After the initial problems of getting of the Altitude – which will always cause some issues which you just have to get used too. Quito is a huge city that is nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and old volcanoes and is about nine and a half to ten thousand feet above sea level.
Today we went up the Teleferico which is a cable car that takes you 12 and a half thousand feet up a volcano and you get amazing views and can do some fantastic walks. I spotted a few different birds, butterflies and lots of lovely flowers and plants.
In the afternoon 11 of us went to the Equator Museum Real one as with with the use of gps they discovered the monument was actually about 500 meters away from Equator. At the Equator we learnt all about how the sun and the earth forces act on the Equator and Yes water does flow either clockwise or anti clockwise depending where you are it is no myth, we did many other fun tests and also learnt about the culture etc of Indigenous people.