Wednesday 24th April
A nice leisurely breakfast followed probably our best night’s sleep, helped by being back at sea level. Our showers again flooded the bathroom floor this morning but for an airport hotel it was fine.
Heading across the air bridge to the airport terminal we asked a airport guy the way to the check-in desks and was sent the wrong way!!! We eventually found them after going out of the terminal and back in another door.
Good airport, through formalities and security with ease, boarded LAN flight as scheduled, very comfortable with snack and hot drink served and arrived at Quito (Ecuador) a little early. This is a new airport, very smart but very inefficient. Queuing to get through immigration was a nightmare, it would have been OK if they had opened all the booths up, still at least we didn’t have to wait for our bags, they were on the carousel waiting for us! We then had to queue again whilst everybody’s bags etc went through another x ray machine before we were eventually met by our Driver who drove us to our hotel La Rabida: an interesting hotel more of a Bed and Breakfast/Guest house, Christine likes it, it reminds her of her own Canterbury Hotel, I am not so sure, still we are here and that’s it.
This evening we have been messed about with our tour for tomorrow, so rather than worry about, we have booked another private city tour and will sort it out on our return with our agents.