In the last 24 hours, one guy asked if I was from Mexico City and a cab driver complimented my Spanish. Also a woman on the street ran her hands through my hot pink hair.
There was snow on the mountain tops in Quito. Happily Baños is a lot warmer and lower. So I can hang out in the hammock, watching the hummingbirds.
More to come tomorrow. Hot springs and hand-pulled taffy and waterfall hikes up the 16,000 ft volcano.