La Casa de Eliza

Address: Isabel La Catolica 1559, Quito, Ecuador | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Quito

Arrival in Quito, Ecuador

A travel blog entry by sarahandliz on Jun 01, 2015

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... a place as any and we spotted a veggie option on the menu. However my broken Spanish ordered something I was expecting to be steak but turned out more like a big pork chop, disappointing! Day 2 and we wanted to get out of the city as we are more interested in scenery than towns so headed off to Mindo - an ecotourist cloud forest in the mountains with lots of activities to enjoy. Blog 2 will tell you all about it as we need to head out and get started now! Sarah and ...

Looking over our shoulder in Quito

A travel blog entry by goodner on Apr 14, 2015

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... And we were always happy to see uniformed police officers on patrol. But this increased vigilance invariably colored our overall impression of Quito, which is unfortunate.

We found several nice shopping malls within walking distance of our apartment and spent some time window shopping. Their food courts also offered a welcome alternative to the overpriced restaurants at the Marriott. One of the malls even had an ice-skating rink, which the kids took ...

Ground zero zero zero

A travel blog entry by maxandross on Apr 12, 2015

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... of art, but as things were getting a bit high brow we quite rightly lowered the tone that evening by going to Plaza Foch. This square of bars and clubs is nicknamed Gringolandia and has the slogan Foch Yeah! A classy place indeed. I got ID'd, and, because I had none, subsequently KB'd from a club we went to meet some friends from the hostel at. A cool $5 bribe to the doorman settled the matter - demonstrating one of the perks/problems of this fine continent. Foch ...

Lots of Walking

A travel blog entry by jackie.laba on Mar 01, 2015

... it was interesting comparing the sidewalk. The sidewalk next to the public spaces (such as the mini-parks) was neat and nicely paved while the pavement across the street where the shops were was almost haphazard. They weren't steps, but just walking wasn't possible up the hill. Quito seems to be all hills.

At least I will be in good shape when I get home; even if it's only due walking everywhere.

Tomorrow starts a ...


A travel blog entry by lucyandalan on Feb 20, 2015

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... rescue and drove us to a nearby hotel. It was half the price of the hostel and comfortable enough, so all's well that ends well.

Quito's Old Town was the very first UNESCO heritage sight. It is a beautiful place to wander around, full of old churches, basilicas and cobbled streets. From most spots if you look up you can see El Panecillo hill with the Virgin of Quito statue on top - a fitting backdrop to ...

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