First day in Quito and so far so good.
We had an early start for our Spanish lessons which are tough for us to say the least. Cat and I are definitely not natural linguists! So after 3 hours of torturous ramblings, pretending we could understand what our tutor was saying we managed to escape back to the hostel and promptly fell asleep.
Hostel Revolution is very much a cheap backpackers paradise. Good location to the old town, clean and comfortable and free tea and coffee! The room we have is a little noisy as it faces a busy street but it’s a small price to pay for a good sized twin room. Plus we’re used to London traffic so we can sleep through anything…
Exhausted as we were, we went out for an early bird dinner and found a nice looking fast food restaurant. It was all like normal until after we ordered the waiter squirted alcohol rub on our hands and then delivered our condiments and utensils with a little something extra:
Yep, there in the middle are a pair of disposable gloves- just like the kind you get in a home hair dye kit (which we’d know about because we are home hair dye experts by this point)- for Cat to eat her dinner with… It was a bizarre moment to say the least. I have to say my meal luckily came with a fork and knife!
I guess they don’t approve of the finger lickin’ goodness of eating with your bare hands…
Mañana, nosotros vamos visitar un mercado. I learnt that today.