Costa Rica Blog

The Ultimate Event in Quito Ecuador

Posted by Steve Linder on Tue, Feb, 23, 2010

I arrived in Quito last night to set up my booth for International Living´s `'Ultimate Event'.  The event runs all week at the Swissotel in Quito and we (Pacific Lots) are the major sponsor of the event.  I have three speaking spots, one on Costa Rica in General, one on our developments and one on health tourism in Costa Rica.  I managed to get our 10 foot display here in one piece, along with our pòsters, DVD´s, brochures, etc.  Keep in mind that Quito is 8,000 feet elevation and remember that I live at sea level so I will likely feel like a guppy out of water for the next 6 days. 

Quito is a big city but kind of gray.  Ecuador has some economic issues, which makes it cheap to live here, but would not be a choice either I or Kristina could live with.  I get unnerved by guards with automatic weapons, even if they are guarding important things, like the Kentucky Fried Chicken Store :-).  It is a fascinating place to visit though the coast is much colder than I would have figured.  The ocean offshore is very cold and keeps the coast quite cool.

I head back to Miami on the 1st of March, then on to Costa Rica on the 3rd, with 4 back to back tour groups.  See you all mid March or so.....

Tags: Ecuador, International Living Event, Quito