Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Other Apartment

As I have mentioned before, my husband is currently living in Quito, Ecuador.  Quito is the 2nd highest capital in the world with an altitude of over 9,000 feet.  Downtown Quito is typical of most large cities...lots of people, dirty air, and traffic!  Ha.  My husband's apartment is located just outside the city and has wonderful views of Cumbaya Valley. 

(The view from the master bedroom)

Most of the apartments and houses in Quito have a contemporary design.  Since Quito has a tepid climate, there is no heat or air conditioning in houses.  People use small space heaters for those chilly nights.

(The kitchen)

The kitchen has a unique feature that is rare in the States.  It has both an electric and gas stove. 

(The living room)

Since Quito has a high altitude, plasma TVs do not work properly so we were forced to buy LCDs.  Luckily, we were able to get them for a reasonable price at Wal-Mart!

Whenever I arrive in Quito, my husband always buys me roses.  Ecuador grows beautiful roses.  In fact, Valentine's Day in the US is extremely important to the vitality of the Ecuadorian rose industry.  Luckily for me (and for my husband's pockets) roses are cheap in Ecuador.  These roses were purchased for $1 from a street market.  What a deal! 


The best part about visiting Ecuador is that it makes me so grateful for all of the blessings in my life!