Not much new here, except that it´s raining for the first time since I´ve been in Quito and I´ve been pretty sick since the last time I wrote (I knew my quick and flawless adjustment to the altitude, food, and water was too good to be true!). I haven´t been able to eat or drink much for the past 2 days without becoming grossly sick afterwards. I´m exhausted, but I can´t sleep very well, and my whole body aches. I also banged my forehead pretty good yesterday (there´s even a nice goose egg to prove it!) so that´s contributing to my throbbing head. Ah well, I´m sure most of you expected this report just as much as I did, considering my tummy has not been cooperating for the past year!
Now that I feel like one of those people who uses their Christmas letter merely as a medical update, let´s move on...Last night, Ruth and Dayla took us on a tour of the Old Town. We saw a lot of the churches last time we were here, but it was cool to drive around at night and see all the people out and about. We stopped at a little cafe that overlooked the city. It was so cool! It´s difficult to describe, so I´ll just say this...I cannot wait to bring family and friends there when they come to visit :) (sounds enticing, doesn´t it?!)
After our tour of the Old Town (despite laying in bed all afternoon and against my better judgement), we experienced the nightlife in Quito for the first time. Estefen, Dan, and I left the house around 10:30pm and picked up Stuart, our friend from Vida Verde who will be volunteering with us at CMT. We headed to Estefen´s club, The Velvet Room, and received the royal treatment all night. We didn´t end up getting home until almost 5am! It was really fun, and I´m all about having a good time, but I don´t know how the locals stay out that late every weekend! Needless to say, Dan and I took advantage of our Saturday and slept until early afternoon today.
I think we´re just going to lay low tonight and maybe go see a movie. I should probably be studying spanish so that I don´t forget everything by Monday, but that´s what Sundays are for, right?
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I hear it finally stopped raining there, so hopefully you´re taking advantage of the weather change. Thanks for checking in!