La Casa de Eliza

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

Law and order in Ecuador

A travel blog entry by vero_jerome on Jun 01, 2015

2 comments, 8 photos

... and declaring my religion. I then had to swear on my religion that I would speak nothing but the truth and acknowledge that I would commit a crime if I was lying under oath. Even though I wasn’t the criminal in this scenario, it felt pretty intimidating.

All of what I was saying was immediately typed up by a court writer, who had a pretty tough job considering that she had to simultaneously correct all my grammatical errors and make my statement sound like ...

Contiki Day 1: Quito

A travel blog entry by ramblingwrecks on May 25, 2015

1 comment, 6 photos

... brief history of colonial times and saw the most magnificent church Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesus. Unfortunately we couldn't take pictures but everything was done baroque style all in gold leaf. The details were incredible. We stopped by the presidential palace (where as of recently, the president no longer lives). And leaned about the Ecuadorean coat of arms. We then went to la Iglesias de San Francisco where we were allowed to ...

Mad dash to Quito - Ecuador

A travel blog entry by goldsack on May 13, 2015

40 photos

... to ensure that the bikes survived. The scenery was spectacular. Tall mountains with steep crumbling sides. Di was particularly nervous in some parts, which is somewhat unusual. By the time we found the asphalt again we were all tired and hot (back up to 30+).

At the coast we decided to head for Chimbote for a welcome break. Hotel on the beachfront (Hotel Grande Chimu). On arrival we were greeted by cordoned off waterfront areas as large waves were surging over the ...


A travel blog entry by jackie.laba on Apr 06, 2015

... br> At the same time though... If I had left like I was originally planning in September, I would've been home today.

It has not quite sunk in yet. I´m alternating between numb and bawling. Mostly numb, which is good. Will be a little more productive that way.

Had a nice talk with Taryn. It helped me keep my mind off of things and she was kind enough to inform Sandra and CJ about Busia. I wouldn´t have thought to tell CJ.

Speaking of, he called me so ...

Nothing day

A travel blog entry by tnanoble on Feb 27, 2015

3 photos

... purchases before we booked the hotel. Deep down, we think it was because we found it at a bargain price and they found another person to book the room at a higher price so we got the credit card excuse as a cop out from them. So naturally, after emailing them and not getting a reply, we decided to make our way to the hotel and find out what was going on and if we could still go there. So we ate breakfast and jumped on the first bus that went past ...

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