The Adventures of Little Miss Chievous
and Her Big Brother Evan
Welcome to Ecuador!
© Candis Waugh
Arriving in Quito

Welcome to Ecuador!

We arrived into Quito late at night
and found luxury awaiting us...

Little Miss: When we got to the Swissotel I really liked it. It is a 5 star hotel! The lobby was the biggest lobby I had ever seen in my life. The lobby had lots of flowers. They were beautiful. There were red, white, pink and yellow roses. 

Big Brother: Of course she would like it. It's a 5 star hotel!

The elegant lobby of the Swissotel in Quito, Ecuador.
© Jeff Waugh
Lobby of Swissôtel Quito
Little Miss: The room was huge. It had two TV's. There were roses in every room. We had a warm bath in a really big tub. We got out and put the robes on. They were warm. 

Big Brother: It was nice having a bath, getting the bath robes and snuggling into bed. It had been a long day.

Relaxing after a hot tub...
© Candis Waugh
In Our Bath Robes
Little Miss: Every night, someone came in to pull the sheets down and put roses and truffles on our pillow. The truffles were really good! The bed was really comfy.

Big Brother: I didn't really like the chocolate truffles but I really like the vanilla ones.

Truffles and roses before bed
© Candis Waugh
Truffles and Roses
Little Miss: For breakfast, I had a croissant with "mora" jam. Mora is a type of blackberry. The chef cooked the omelets right in front of us. The fruit was really fresh and good. We had fresh grapefruit, papaya, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, bananas, mango and grapes.

Big Brother: And they had good smoked trout!

A fabulous buffet breakfast in the Cafe Quito at the Swissotel
© Jeff Waugh
Buffet Breakfast
Little Miss: When I looked out the window of the hotel, I saw a castle! It looked like a real castle right in the middle of Quito.  The castle from our window
© Little Miss
The castle in Quito
Big Brother: It was really nice to see Cotopaxi because it is usually clouded over. From the elevator we had a good view. I was looking forward to showing my little sister the tiger scorpions on Cotopaxi. Cotopaxi Volcano from the hotel
© Jeff Waugh
Cotopaxi from the Swissôtel


Little Miss Chievous!


School Notes...

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 9,350 feet (2,850 m) in the Andes of Ecuador. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America.

The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compańía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 to commemorate this rich cultural tradition.

The new part of the city is a modern and cosmopolitan city offering world-class hotels and tourist facilities.


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