My host family suggested the Quito Tour Bus as the best way for me to get familiar with the city on my first day in Ecuador. I actually like taking tour buses in new cities, and I really dig sitting up top. It’s fun.
Mistake #1 — I forgot that I was at the equator.
Mistake #2 — I did not put on any sunscreen.
Mistake #3 — I did not wear a hat.
I didn’t snap any photos of the hideous facial sunburn I took home at the end of the day. It was impressive, though.
What follows is a selection of some of the halfway decent photos I snapped while zipping through Quito and trying not to hang too far outside the top of the bus.
On my way to Ecuador, I had a layover in Panama City, Panama. I’ve been to Panama City several times — Florida, that is. Alas, I didn’t get to leave the airport. Next time, Panama.