La Casa de Eliza

Isabel La Catolica 1559, Quito, Ecuador | Hostel

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Baños dos!!

A travel blog entry by kendahlc

... ve been making a conscious effort not to complain considering I'm spending a significant amount of money to volunteer in a third world country but there isn't really anything to complain about. The program is amazing, the people I've been meeting are all so sweet and from so many different corners of the globe and the scenery is indescribable. I'm so excited to get back to volunteering tomorrow and seeing the kids! Lots of fun plans for the week and Natalie arrives in 7 ...

0 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds

A travel blog entry by suebar

... Quito we could look down from the plane and see verdant green valleys surrounding an urban sprawl. The green was in marked contrast to the views of the Andes that we had from the planes in Chile. Walking from the air bridge we were greeted by a welcome to Quito sign sporting the information 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds indicating that Quito is on the equator. In fact the equator is a few kilometres north of the city. After the usual routine of ...

Quito & Banos

A travel blog entry by p.albin


So I arrived in Ecuador by foot as I walked across the border with Bill and Rob and thankfully we had no problems in doing so. We took a 5 hour bus to Quito and just had a meal and chilled out at the hostel playing some cards and pool that night. In the morning I got up to go to a walking tour of the Old town that came recommended to me by an American girl I had met in Colombia. The tour was again very interesting and informative as we visited some churches, the main ...

Goodbye our friend . . .

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


John eyed the morsel before him suspiciously before prodding it with his fork. Falling open the sandwich revealed its dubious cargo of wilted lettuce, faded tomato and dried up but semi warm chicken. Surveying the tiny kitchen adjacent to the toilet and the friendly older lady who had retired her dust pan and brush to prepare our feast with eager, but unwashed hands we began to wonder if our prayer of thanksgiving for the food was premature. Thus far we ...

Language is your comfort zone

A travel blog entry by mollie.kenerson


... walk is much better, even with the crazy traffic here! The laws for driving are not the same and people are allowed to do basically whatever, babies sit in the front seat, families ride in the back of pick up trucks, its different but not in a bad way, except that you cannot just cross a crosswalk and my mom was very cautious about me stepping anywhere near the road. With comfort came the language for me, at times I know my grammar is wrong ...


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