This morning’s news from Quito

Avianca Flight AV8371 did not leave the ground, so this little piggy did not fly to Quito to tell tales at Colegio Terranova. Because of violent protests against the government,the president has fled the city and a two month State of Emergency has been declared in the Ecuadorean capital, and schools are closed.

So, Plan B. Now ensconced in Hotel Santa Barbara Boutique in Bogota, enjoying the unexpected luxury of three days of writing, walking and rehearsing before my three week storytelling shenanigans, courtesy of DreamOn Productions, in Colombia kick off.