Meditations with my spirit animal
Tuesday 6 February 2007
So so so
On my last full day in Quito I went to visit the Mitad del Mundo, 45kms or something north or Quito where lies the equator. It`s set up like a theme park (well, I guess it is a theme park) for families and tourists. I got into the museum for free cuz when I asked a guide if it was worth the $3 after paying $2 to get in, he said he didn`t agree with the price and walked in with me, ticketless, saying ¨she`s with me¨. Woo! I did pay for the planetarium show, though, which was awesome - I don`t remember being in planetarium since I was a kid. And lemme tell you, you may not think stepping across a line on the ground over and over again is cool, but it was pretty neat jumping from the Northern to the Southern Hemisphere with each step.
The day after, yesterday, I took a bus to Otavalo, this pretty little town north of Quito. Today I went to visit the Parque de Cóndor, an exhibition of various predatory birds of the area including condors, falcons, hawks, eagles, and different types of owls. I spent a long time sitting in front of the falcon cage - I have a particular affinity for them since the San Pedro ceremony in Vilcabamba. Then at the end the falconer gave the few tourists who were there a bit of a show, bringing out a few of the birds in turn and flying them, much to our delight.
I finally got my package sent - it`ll arrive at Sarah`s once again, hopefully before I get back to Canada.
Tomorrow I travel to Colombia!!