Daycare center

This center was set up to help the poor families (mostly single parent) to look after the kids as their parent(s) have to work and cannot look after them. Our job was to play with them. There is a lack of manpower the ratio of teachers to kids is 1:9. 

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Intinan Solar Museum in Quito, Ecuador

Intinan Solar Museum


This Museum focuses on indigenous Ecuadorian life. It is also in the middle of the world. There are a few games to play on the equator. Such as balancing an egg on a nail on the equator line. If you manage to do it, you will be awarded a certificate as egg master. On the equator, there is less gravity so you can jump a bit higher. You also can try to balance on the equator line with your eyes closed. (It’s harder than you think!)

Quito food

Shish kafta (for mark) us$8.92. Mark ate 3 kaftas. I like the rice.

Mashewah us$9.81 (a mixture of 2 koftas, 1 beef, & 1 chicken) I like all the meat. Very nicely cooked & tasty.

Plato mixto fairuz us$9.81 (interesting platter with assorted spread of hummus, rice wrapped with veg, meat patties & salad)

Baclawa us$1.07 (Lebanon dessert kin has been wanting to eat since he last ate in Spencer village, Perth some 15-20 years ago) I find it too sweet for my liking.

Sopa/soup: Aji de carne (potato, chilli & beef), juice: passion fruit, (we chose wo sugar & it tasted horrible) Main: Pollo en salsa de mora (stir fried chicken with blackberry sauce) taste is not bad, quite tasty with the sauce. Mark & Jacy chose the carne a la plancha (beef steak) meat is very tough! Dessert: papaya

1st Chinese food in Quito: 广州之家:Fried rice with beef & prawns, fried noodles with mixed vegetables & wanton soup. The food was cooked by the local chef, was expected to taste awful but thank God it was not so bad just normal. 😅

Sopa/soup: crema de tomate/cream of tomato; Jugo/Juice: papaya

pollo al horno/baked chicken with rice & salad. Chicken is quite tender. Que Rico!

Cocktail with mixed fruits. Refreshing!

  1. Milonese de pollo – rice with chicken patty, groundnuts, potato patty & beetroot & carrot salad (set lunch us$3 including drink, soup & dessert)

    Fruit punch & jelly (Kin’s favorite😋)

    Sopa Sancocho de carne – soup with tapioca, beef pieces from the bones, carrots, sweet potatoes, sweet corn.

    Beef steak with rice, sunny side up, mashed potato & avocado salad

    Beef steak with mushroom sauce, fries & salad

    Chicken soup with cheese & avocado

Sopa/Soup: Locro de choclo (corn) Kin said it’s tasty & flavorful

Sopa/soup: Albondigas (beef ball with rice) Very tasty & full of flavor.

Plato fuerte/Main course: Pescado frito en salsa de cangrejo (fried fish with sauce, salad & rice) the fish is fresh & soft, the sauce goes very well with it. The sides are black beans, some salad & mashed potatoes.

Plato Fuerte/Main course: Pollo al horno (Baked chicken) Chicken is very tender. Nice!

Plata fuerte/Main course: (For Mark) Lassagna con papas fritas (Lasagne with fried potatoes)

Postre/Dessert: Gelatina de pina (pineapple flavor jelly)

Entrada/Appetizer: Mote Con Chicharo O Fritada (White corn & Fried pork skin) I think it’s not to my liking, the white corn has no taste except the sauce added to it. & I don’t eat fried pork skin

Sopa/soup: Locro De Queso (creamy potato soup with cheese & avocado) It’s a bit too cheesy for my liking; avocado is fresh & I gave it to Jacy as she likes it.

Fuerte/Main (For Jacy): pork ribs with fries – the honey bbq sauce ribs are quite tasty; meat is also quite tender.

Entrada/Appetizer (For Mark): Alita BBQ (chicken wings with fries) The wings are quite tasty too. 😋

Fuerte/Main: Bisteck De Carne (Beef steak) the beef is quite tender, overall taste is quite good with the sauce & spice.

Postre/Dessert: Fruitillas con crema (strawberries with chantilly whipped cream) Jacy happily finished up everything! 😄

Postre/Dessert: Higos con queso (sweet fig served with cheese) It is a very sweet dessert for people with sweet tongue. Nevertheless, I still managed to finish the fig but only took a tiny bite of the cheese. ☺️