La Posada Colonial

García Moreno 1160, Quito, Ecuador | Hotel

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Colonial Quito

A travel blog entry by wreckedagain2 on Jun 17, 2011

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Having stayed the night at La Cigale, Cuenca (again), we had a lazy morning before getting a taxi out to the airport for our trip to Quito. We'd decided not to bus it this time, there were a few towns along the way that I'd like to have seen but with the rain we've been having lately, we decided to fly rather than risk landslides etc.

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Snakes, exotic plants and a stunning city view

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


In the morning, almost first thing after breakfast, we did something I've wanted to do for many years... we went on the Teleférico, the cable cars, up Pichincha Volcano! We went up to 4100 metres altitude. The view you get over Quito from up there is jaw-dropping. I was incredibly happy up there; I'd been wanting to come to this particular place for years!

Once we got back to the hostel, though, and ...

To the Peruvian Wonder of the World...

A travel blog entry by mandl_ontherun


... literally sprinting past you carrying 25kg packs is no exaggeration! The final day started at 3am with a 2 hour queue at the first check point. Once through, the slow and steady pace we´d maintained went out of the window as we raced to the Sun Gate. The pay off was being greeted by clear blue skys over Machu Picchu beneath us. As well as a quick tour of the ruins, we had a couple of hours to explore Machu Picchu and its surroundings (including the Inca Bridge ...


A travel blog entry by kendahlc


Yesterday we volunteered at a new market very far south in Quito. The kids there were a little different than at the other market, the market itself was a little rougher and the kids reflected that. I spent a good chunk of the volunteer shift playing soccer with a few of the boys. I have a couple friends who are professional soccer players and also used soccer to warm up when I played hockey and all that have seen me kick a ...

Slipping into Ecuador Life

A travel blog entry by gerad-and-lisa


... t long before a waiter from another bar had enticed us in with their drink specials and we enjoyed some more 2 for 1 cocktails, this time only glasses and not 2L jugs. By the time we left there it was only 10pm and we were drunk! We stumbled off to an Irish pub around the corner from our hostel and poked our nose in for a look, which ended up being a couple more drinks. We ended up playing pool with an Aussie guy and a couple of locals and eventually we had to call ...

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