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Joaquin Pinto 325 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Quito

Long week in Quito

A travel blog entry by jesshiggins

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Egads, what a boring week. I love to wander, but I hate to feel aimless. The former inevitably intersects with the latter on occasion: When I was rooted in one place, I hardly ever had to pack up everything and spend a purposeless week in a city to escape a volcano. The price of wings on your feet is that you can't always control where they take …

Quito and out

A travel blog entry by asanchez

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End of the road greetings Well yes, this is it, the end of the road. I guess it was always going to end, and I think that instead of going on about how loads of people I have met have been robbed here in Quito, or how yesterday someone tried to open my bag from behind (I realized immediately, and nothing was taken!!!). No, instead of all that I am …

CAPTAIN SLOG STARDATE 43.14

A travel blog entry by captain-slog

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... really. More gold leafed churches and chapels and then a visit to the catacombs underneath, which were used by the monks for nights of debauchery with copious amounts of alcohol and prostitutes!

Naughty little Jesuits!! More a case of do what I say, not as I ...

El Mitad del Mundo

A travel blog entry by shender

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Today, a short 40 minute drive north of Quito to the monument marking the equator, "el mitad del mundo"... the middle of the world... zero degrees latitude.
The scientists of the 18th century Spanish-French Geodesic Mission located the equator at this spot, however modern technology has proven that the actual point is about 200 feet to the north. Still impressive precision for their time, and this ...

Quito is the middle of the world

A travel blog entry by nimeri

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... and allowed for measurements to triangulate the line. On the line they had a bucket of water with a drain, they then drained it and the water went straight down.. No twirling. Then on the Southern Hemisphere side, 1 metre away, it drained clockwise. Northern, anti clockwise. Walking heel to toe with your eyes closed is much ********* the line because of the competing centrifugal forces acting ...

Location

This hostel, located on Joaquin Pinto 325 y Reina Victoria, Quito, is near Intinan Museum, Quito Historical Old Town Tour, Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno), and ACLAS Language School.
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