I’ve been in Quito for a month now: 31 days, 744 hours, 44640 minutes, 2678400 seconds. To celebrate I went for an eight mile run in my bathing suit through Quito in what must have been the biggest lightning storm I’ve ever witnessed (all my running shorts were in the laundry). Other highlights have been seeing a glowing red volcano, rappelling waterfalls, eating various exotic foods like flying ants and guinea pigs, meeting new friends and my host family, swimming and seeing flamingos on the Ecuadorian coast, and improving my Spanish skills. Next up are trips to the Otavalo, Esmeraldas, Galapagos, and the Amazon. Here’s to a great next month!