Location: Quito

Today was our first full day in Ecuador. We had a beautiful bus ride to Quito. I wish everyone could see the beauty of that city. I have never seen anything like it in my entire life. When we got to Quito, we played some bonding games at a park. It was very useful to get to know one another. The park had an incredible view of the entire city. We had lunch there too! Lifeworks sandwiches are the best sandwiches! Not shortly after lunch, we went on a bus tour of Quito. Our first stop was the Basilica Cathedral. We had a wonderful experience climbing to the top of one of the towers. The view was so amazing. There are no words I can use to describe it. After that, we got to see some old government buildings and another church. The church was made from gold in the inside. We sat in the front row and watched some Ecuadorian kids dance. After that, we got to do some shopping in one of the plazas. The first day was one to remember. I am so thankful to be here with Lifeworks. There are so many wonderful people here with me that I get to experience this with. We ended the day with a traditional meal followed by a birthday celebration which included a piata! Tomorrow we are going to the Amazon. I am beyond excited. The next few days will be amazing.