The country is about the size of Colorado. The median income is about $360/month. The currency is U.S. dollars. The main export is oil, although they don't have the facilities to refine it. It is the biggest producer and exporter of bananas. The population of Quito is about 1.5 million.
The first place we visited was a music school for "special" students, most of whom have Downs Syndrome. Music is used as a therapy for the students who are allowed to attend the school until they are 50. They dance, sing and play musical instruments.
Here are some photos from today 's exploration of Quito.