02/21/2008 - 02/21/2008
We stumbled upon an unexpected treat when we got back to Caskaffesu. Susan and Luis were rehearsing their Andean music in the dining room in front of the fire. They have a bunch of different instruments, including a funky guitar-like instrument called a charango that´s made from an armadillo´s shell. The two of them have been playing music together for many many years, including during the 15 years they spent together in Chicago while they were saving up money to move back to Quito and open their hotel and cafe.
Susan and Luis invited us to sit and enjoy the music, and she poured us each a glass of red wine to sip while we listened. Their music was very good, and it made for a magical end to our night.
Here´s a picture of them playing their music for us.
Here´s a better picture of them we took earlier in the morning: