Hostal La Villa

Toledo 1455 y Coruna, Quito, Ecuador | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Quito

Quito and learning Spanish

A travel blog entry by tim.quaye


... upside down a hundred metres up with a constant fear of slipping out of your harness! While in Mindo I was lucky enough to met a few people who lived in Quito. Which was handy as I ended up getting a lift back for free and making some friends to hang out with while I studied! Quito A lot of people I met said they didn't like Quito or that it was dangerous. Which seemed at odds with it's status as a world heritage site. In my two weeks there I found it to be ...

The Thoughts of Man

A travel blog entry by chimichenga


... this instrument will twist and disfigure whatever of "reality" we may discover. The quality and condition of the telescope govern the observation resulting from its use. If there is dust on our lens, we see dark spots in the heavens.

We have seen in the six letter-numbers of Bereshyt the elements of the ...

Visit number 2

A travel blog entry by ashka_dane


... and northern hemispheres.

We saw an Anaconda skin that was 6 metres in length and tarantulas that were 20cm completely spanned out. The Amazon has the largest spiders in the world.The museum actually had a shrunken human head in a glass case, crazy stuff. We learnt the complete process of how they use to shrink heads. Firstly by cutting off the head, secondly by pulling out the skull leaving the ...

Quito and Couch Surfing Adventures

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey


... our trusty Lonely Planet book. Given that they are an upper class family they drive everywhere, and hence do not seem to have much understanding of the public transport system.

We take the 'Trole' (electric bus) into the old city for a packed day, seeing the impressive Plaza Grande with the beautiful Catedral and art gallery, Government palace (with an entry system completely beyond our comprehension) and Archbishop's palace (now a whole range of restaurants and shops); ...

Historical Quito and Guinea Pig X-Rays

A travel blog entry by katyflo


... top of the spire for a great view so that's another thing on the to do list. The architecture was interesting because it was designed by a French architect and had a very similar structure to Notre Dame. The gargoyles all around the building were very different because they represented all of the animals from the different regions of Ecuador from the Galapagos Islands to the Amazon, so there are monkeys, turtles, guinea pigs, etc all around the church. We learnt that guinea pigs ...



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