Its been a hectic few days, the weather was sometimes kind at other times very testing. We are back in Quito and a chance to recover, get the laundry done and get our boots cleaned for 60cents on the street. Spent today sightseeing. We climbed to the belltower of the Basilica, a test of our nerves if ever there was one but it was worth it as we had some terrific views from the top. It cost $2 for the experience and was top value. We have had some terrific meals and are thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Off to Lima tomorrow.