Travel Blogs from Quito, Ecuador

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Beware of the kind strangers!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Beware of the kind strangers!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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...  update to say thankyou to everyone for my birthday wishes and to let you know that I have arrived safe and sound in Ecuador, and with plenty of time to go and celebrate my birthday with an afternoon relaxing in the sunshine in a park followed by ...

Beautiful Beautiful Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Beautiful Beautiful Quito

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... beautiful, every turn you take, you see another amazing piece of architecture or a building of historical significance. I´m so glad I squeezed Ecuador into my trip. To the south of the Old Town is a small hill called El Panecillo and is topped by a ...

I strongly dislike MIA (and Quito is pretty cool), Quito, Ecuador travel blog

I strongly dislike MIA (and Quito is pretty cool)

A travel blog entry by bred

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So here I am in Quito, Ecuador after an extremely long >24 hours of travel. I was scheduled for a 2.5 hour layover in Miami, but our 5:02 PM departure time came and went, without much of an explanation offered. Finally the news trickled through the ...

Living it up in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Living it up in Quito

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... more and more we prefer being out of cities and wandering around the countryside, however all in all I really enjoyed our time in Quito, mainly because our apartment felt like a home and it was nice having the routine of Spanish lessons, albeit for a ...

It's the middle of the world as we know it..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

It's the middle of the world as we know it...

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... , myself excluded, was very tan unless otherwise noted). I told him a little about my trip, how I'm hoping to travel through Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. I mentioned how I knew it would be very difficult to reach the northeastern part of the Amazon in ...

Leaving on a jet plane, better get seat 23A..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Leaving on a jet plane, better get seat 23A...

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... on the plane...sorry about that). This put me about 7 degrees of separation away from the Arpis. In Ecuador, this means I'm family. They live in Quito, about a 5 minute walk from the Airport (read: convenience). The house is like every house here: ...

A slice of Home, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A slice of Home

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi, So I got a phone call last night!!!!! : ) Yes my frined Sharon called and it was so nice to have a chat with someone from home. Even if she killed herself laughing at me being called "Hulia" by Olga. (Sometimes I even get "Hulita" as a nickname). ...

I'll make you famous!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

I'll make you famous!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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Dean: Just to let you all know, we have added an extra entry for Boston (USA). It´s entry number 29 "I'll make you famous!". We will leave you to see what it is all ...

The Gorgeous Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

The Gorgeous Galapagos

A travel blog entry by monkeymouse74

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... Islands is truly the most amazing place on earth! Its indescribably beautiful...... Let me start from the beginning..... I flew out of Quito about 2 weeks ago onto the main island, where I met a cool Israeli girl, Osnat, and we sorted out a place ...

Conspiracy Theory, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Conspiracy Theory

A travel blog entry by janda

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... we spend only 2 hrs in class and the other 2 we go on a field trip with the school to the top of a mountain here in Quito. Today it is "cold" according to the locals. It is 17 degrees! It is raining and the clouds are hanging low over the city. I ...

Bladders weren't made to be tested, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Bladders weren't made to be tested

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... pass up a toilet break when it’s offered to you. Never ever! In hindsight, we did have an awesome ride into Quito and I wouldn’t do anything different (except take that toilet break at the toll booth before the drive through Quito traffic). ...

Volcano Views and Bones in our Soup, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Volcano Views and Bones in our Soup

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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We made it to Ecuador! Monday was long, but no problems. We left Kzoo at 8:25 in the morning and after stops in Detroit and Houston, arrived in Quito at around 10:20 that night. We managed to pack light enough not to have to check anything (but had to ...

Off to see a Penguin!!!!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Off to see a Penguin!!!!

A travel blog entry by everywhere

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... tomorrow from Quito - really cold here at 10,000 feet altitude(wearing my down jacket as I write this!) , to Guayaquil (middle of Ecuador)then on to the Galapagos Islands -  obviously sea level.  Yesterday we flew from Manta - sea level to ...

4 months in..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

4 months in...

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... make it a great place to be, and I have fallen in love with diving in the Caribbean Sea! We are now in South America, in Quito, which has changed since we were here last (about five years ago). It seems to have come on in leaps and bounds and is a very ...

Getting high in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Getting high in Quito

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... but said yes so again we avoiding the tax desk and just went through.  Nobody batted an eye-lid so I was on my way to Quito, Ecuador and our 23rd country of the trip.  I spent most of the flight writing the blog and sat next to a man with the ...

A Near Death Experience and the Return of Esteban, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A Near Death Experience and the Return of Esteban

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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...  cost $16 US and came with a side of potatoes and avocadoes in a delicious cream sauce. Pretty expensive sure, but In Ecuador, guinea pig or ¨cuy¨ is considered a delicacy. And to be safe, I ate it at a classy restaurant to make sure ...

Ola, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Ola

A travel blog entry by janda

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... is much cheaper here. .70 US an hour.In Panama city it was $2.50 an hour. We haven´t decided what to do here in Ecuador other than the Spanish classes and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Anyone have any input? It sure was nice to be home over the ...

And so it begins..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

And so it begins...

A travel blog entry by shawnsmith

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... Garden today after they were full yesterday, a very cool little hostel in town with an incredible rooftop patio overlooking the old city. Ecuador is going to be very cheap and give the budget a nice soft start (just finished a massive two course meal with ...

around quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

around quito

A travel blog entry by bred

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I spent my first full day in Quito walking around the Old Town part of the city and going to the Basilica here. We learned how to salsa (sort of) on the roof of the hostel last night. I walked around the city with Karen, who is from Atlanta and is ...

Back to the start ..., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Back to the start ...

A travel blog entry by helene

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... my knees on the kerb to get away from a yappy dog. Not one of my finest moments. - inadvertently asking a waiter in Ecuador for a well-known sexual position when I meant to ask for seafood pasta. - knocking a small boy over with my rucksack then ...

Saying goodbye in Quito, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Saying goodbye in Quito

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... for one last time. On Monday morning, after Pete and Jen had finished their packing, we headed down to the Old Town of Quito for a bit of sightseeing... though we had spent quite a bit of time in Quito, it was always in transit to/from Galapagos or ...

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... as it is testing. But I had a week of freedom left so it was off to Baños .. the premium holiday resort for Ecuador (apparently more popular for Ecuadorians than Galapagos). Baños is in a stunning setting with huge hills on all sides and built on a ...

Quito - Our first stop in South America, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Quito - Our first stop in South America

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... was really good, and it fulfilled a craving I have had since the US. We didn't feel like we had seen much of Quito in our last trip to Ecuador (mainly due to altitude sickness) so we went to the old town to have a look around. We got the bus over and ...

Hablamos Espagnol muy bien a hora!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Hablamos Espagnol muy bien a hora!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... city. We went to the square behind us where there were loads of tvs and supporters watching it. Was a great match (Ecuador won 3-0 if you didnt know) and the atmosphere was fantastic as hundreds of people were watching and getting very emotional about ...

A big jump makes full circle., Quito, Ecuador travel blog

A big jump makes full circle.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... how long we will stay in Ecuador before trying to make our way to the coast of Brazil. We will probably end up visiting Quito together before leaving Ecuador, but just in case we end up skipping it, I thought it safest to go here on my own for a couple of ...

learning spanish and avoiding dogs, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

learning spanish and avoiding dogs

A travel blog entry by helene

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... rented out the flat, and here I am starting my year away (if the money, or indeed I, last that long) at a language school in Quito, Ecuador (or Squito as I called it for the first few days but let's not go there). I'm staying with a family in the north ...

Semana Santa Procesión (Holy Week Procession), Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Semana Santa Procesión (Holy Week Procession)

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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... highlight of the week is the Good Friday Procession, in which seemingly thousands of people participate.  The procession in Quito is a whole-day event, and starts at Plaza San Francisco in the morning.  The participants march throughout the ...

Starting our overland advenure!, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Starting our overland advenure!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Met up with the rest of our group at the hotel which is posher than we are used to! Ben is our leader and driver and AJ another driver both from UK. Group is quite small - 13 in total which is good and from Oz, UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway and ...

Fortunately, waiting isn't so bad, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

Fortunately, waiting isn't so bad

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... thing. Unfortunately, however, I don't have much else to talk about. So here's a little update on the political situation in Ecuador and how it may affect travel plans. Unfortunately, (no were not starting that again) there is an oil workers strike or ...

hiking on guagua pichincha, Quito, Ecuador travel blog

hiking on guagua pichincha

A travel blog entry by bred

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... reaching under his seat). Andrew, Fen, and I rode the cable car up and took a few pictures from a scenic viewpoint of Quito. I should mention here that I was completely unprepared even for that--it was quite a bit cooler above the city than in it, and ...

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