Hostal Santa Barbara

Av. 12 de Octubre N26-15, Quito, N.A., Ecuador | Hostel
Prices starting from $63.00

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Quito and learning Spanish

A travel blog entry by tim.quaye


... were conducted completely in Spanish except for translation or further instructions. Then there was an hour or two of homework each night. On top of this I opted for a homestay, which meant more listening and speaking Spanish in the evenings. Trying to follow a conversation between 6 people after 6 hours of learning is not easy. After the first week I was more tired than I would be from working! I'm not sure if that says more about the sedentary lifestyle I've ...

Quito, la cuidad moderna

A travel blog entry by rischontheroad


... out to be a luxurious mall in keeping with anything you might find in Charlotte or Atlanta. The stores included Tiffany, Armani, Svarovski crystal, Dolce & Gabana, Rolex, Sony, Samsung, Nike, adidas, and the list goes on. There were lots of "if you have to ask the price, you shouldn't be shopping here!" types of stores.
There was a huge bustling food court similar to what you'd find in America with Chinese food, Japanese food, pizza, ice cream, coffee, ...

The Thoughts of Man

A travel blog entry by chimichenga


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Considered in its original, fundamental position, the problem is a duality-non-duality consisting of life-death Aleph (1), which is intermittent, and Bayt (2), which is a continuing process of existence bent upon preserving its ...

Quito and Couch Surfing Adventures

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey


... leaves and steamed) and Quimbolitos (a sweet version of the Humita, made with raisins - this was our favourite).

We took two buses and a taxi back to our host family's house (inconveniently in the far northern suburbs!), where we found no one home (bizarre, as it was dinner time and the time that we'd said that we would be home...). After waiting a while, we walked the 10 minutes to the shops to make a phone call to Santiago, but with no answer we settled in a bakery with a drink ...

9,000+ Feet

A travel blog entry by travljini


... arrive to the Yellow House Hotel until 2 o'clock in the morning so the next day was spent acclimating to the altitude and lack of sleep. Novice mistake, we headed out all day without sunscreen, forgetting how close we were to the equator. Needless to say, our faces are suffering the consequences :).

Monday, we headed over the historical center. The area is very charming, with many old churches, narrow streets and old buildings. Our first stop was the ...

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