Hostal Guapulo Inti
Travel Blogs from Quito
... I walked back down to the coffee shop where I waited for him and fell asleep (fatigue is another side effect of altitude sickness)! On Thursday I took 2 buses with Carina (from Germany) and Erin and Ryan (sister and brother from USA) to the equator line. It cost us a grand total of 80 cents to get there, travelling for around one hour. The first thing we went to see was the equator monument which, according to GPS, isn't actually the real equator. This ...
... San Francisco, where the procession would begin, nice and early at around 9:30. There were more people than normal around even at that point, including lots of police, and there was a Catholic radio station playing on loudspeakers. We were wondering where to stand to get the best view, then noticed that on the raised ground along one side of the square, directly in front of the church and monastery of St Francis, people were sitting on the wall with their backs to ...
... but we knew it was taking longer than expected and it was getting later and later.
We got to the terminal and found our coach to take us to the hot springs. Both of us had growing concern that not only may we not get there, but if we do the hot springs entry could be closed! The bus journey seemed to take an age but with most people asleep on the bus we didn't really know the time but the fact the sun was setting told us something.
We thought maybe ...
... by the Spanish after the conquest in 1534. The Incas had claimed dominion only 60 years earlier, before they were so rudely and cruelly toppled. The Spanish city is a lovely world heritage site filled with churches, monasteries, basilicas, and cathedrals (do you detect a theme here?) There are some fine Spanish style civic squares in Quito – Plaza de la Indepencia, and Plaza San Francisco, to name two of the most beautiful, around which ...
... br> The meal was lovely (thought the salad wasn't as substantial as Mum hoped), but we did have a slightly dodgy moment on the way to the restaurant. A boy ran past us and Mum said that he had looked very suspicious - she turned round and saw him running up to us; when he saw her he changed direction slightly so that he went past us instead. We think he might have tried snatching Mum's bag if she hadn't turned round at just the right moment.
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center