We spent one nice evening in the center of Madrid, few blocks away from "plaza de España". We easily found our hostel 😉 with a nice terrace and tapas/paela restaurant 😋 with excellent refreshing cerveza 😝. We are in! The trip is on, we definitely feel that the "adventure" has started, we can now relax for real. 🙂🙃. 

Back to Madrid's airport the next day for the looooong flight to Quito. We leave Europe for Ecuador, next stop before the Galápagos Islands. Kids enjoy the tv screen, we basically don't hear them. Relaxing. 

Warming welcome at Quito where our host team was waiting for us as planed with cars and truck to carry our luggages. Exciting time to find our bikes ready to start the big trip.