Dave, Karsten, John, and Hanna are eating empanadas at a little roadside restaurant. Our meals have consisted of a lot of fresh fish, chicken, and white rice, often with squash soup. Dessert has been fried bananas, other kinds of fruit, or cake. Breakfast is usually scrambled eggs, breads, and passion fruit juice. Tomorrow we go south of Quito to Andean villages for a few days. Rumor has it that we will eat guinea pig at a local residence! We’ll let you know how that goes! So far everyone has been pretty healthy, from a gastro standpoint.