This morning’s breakfast at Hostel 593 significantly topped yesterday’s with these beautiful pancakes. And the strong black coffee is growing on me as I found myself looking forward to it as I made my way down to breakfast.
To the southwest of Pululahua Volcano sits a quiet, rural town called Calacali. It was quite a nice shift from the noise of Quito. The equator crosses through the center of the Calacali plaza in the middle of town and gave us our first experience of stepping one foot in the Northern Hemisphere and one foot in the Southern Hemisphere. The students had fun with this.Intiñan Solar Museum where we learned a brief history of Ecuador, a bit about the indigenous cultures, how cacao tastes in its various forms, and all the weird experiments you can do at the equator, like balance an egg on a the head of a nail.
Tomorrow, it’s off to Otavalo…