Hostal Santa Barbara
Travel Blogs from Quito
Hello everyone! After a 2am flight, we arrived in panama after only 6 1-2 hours flying. We spent about an hour or so in panama before catching our flight to quito. surprisingly, quito is a rather large city, and is the nation´s capital. i assumed i would be in a jungle village, but boy was i wrong. we are at the hostal santa barbara and the rooms …
... br> Ivan and Jennifer
A very mixed group, Brits, Aussies, Swiss, Belgian, Canadian, South African. Ex-soldiers, masseurs, nurse. Retied to newly graduated.
Some are only going to Santiago, some Rio and about half the whole trip
More about each off them as the trip continues
... sistem za vnašanje podatkov je bil pa tko počasen, da smo res že vsi zgubljal živce. Moj driver, ki bi me moral peljat do hostla je seveda že zdavnej zbrisal, zato sm pobasala kr prvi legalni taxi do Mariscala (ultimate party and gringo part of the city) in bla čist šokirana nad ceno 8 dolarjev za več kot 40 minutni drive. Sofer je bil totalno prijazen in kr topila sem se nad španščino in ...
... Americans knew the correct location of the equator already a thousand years ago. There is an antique stone disk, “Mount Catequilla plataform”, placed exactly on the equator not far from Quito. Appears that no-one in 1979 was smart enough to do the toilet test: which way does water swirl when flushing a toilet? The test could be done in the neighboring Intiñan museum, claiming to be placed on the real equator line.
At this museum, we also tested other ...
... to the statue, and back down - result! The square in the old town was lovely. Beautiful buildings and churches dominated the area and we visited the Inglesia De La Compania De Jesus, which was gilded in 23 carat-leaf gold - stunning! We did get a tad lost on the way home but made it back eventually before having a quick cocktail in the Mariscal square and meeting the others in the hostel.
Take out chinese for dinner was a must and we all ...