Another big day of preparations. Online banking, medicine, bandaids (for trading and gifting), guitar strings (for gifting), plus more vaccinations (tetanus, Hep A and B) and BOUGHT TICKETS! We've been playing airfare roulette but have now purchased tix for 6 am on New Year's Day - a cheap time to fly, it turns out. So we're booked to fly to Quito and have our first few nights of lodging reserved downtown. We have a contact in Quito to look up, see the city, and then make our way north to Otavalo.