El Crater Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... up when he saw us taking his photo. Finally we drove to Panecillo Hill to see the statue of the virgin that looks over and protects Quito. There was an excellent view of the city and the mountains from here. We were finally dropped back to our hotel about 2pm feeling quite hungry so left the hotel and stopped at the first place we came to, Columba steakhouse. At dinner time we didn't feel up to another dose of Fawlty Towers so explored a different area from the hotel and found a ...
... tidbits to share: 1. Pedro the Badass - our guide for the trip was a straight badass. Pedro grew up in one of the Amazon communities along the river and time and time again proved why he's the man. First, he would literally eat anything - tree bark, leaves, plant parts, ants, termites, you name it - whatever we walked past, he would pick something up, eat it, and tell us what sort of medicinal or nutritional value it served. He would also pick up literally ...
... as does serious conversation and a fabulous time is being had by all. The afternoon saw us at a lecture on conservation and the work that is being done in the Galápagos Islands followed by an outing to Rabida bay on Santiago island. There we found sea lions, red beaked ducks, red footed herons, mockingbirds and marine Iguanas.The concentration of wildlife is just amazing. A truly exhausting day and then pre dinner drinks, BBQ dinner and lots of ...
... cheaper than back home I guess they can afford to run them too. The shopping centre is fairly large and we pass the likes of Tiffanys, Cartier, Gucci etc. before we find the electronics shops to look for my headphones. It's amazing the contrast in wealth, not far from the shopping centre you can find people selling fruit by the roadside barely making a pittance, and then someone walks by with a Gucci bag. But that's ...
So, I stayed up until three or so this morning for reasons unrelated to lesson planning. It was nice using writing as a creative outlet again (Thanks Mat for the help), but I really should be going to bed before midnight. Especially when I'm not being productive towards my "job". At least my last morning practice teaching is at 0800 instead of 0740. Can get up at 0700 instead of 0600. And I shouldn't have to worry about hunting down a place to print off my lesson plan and ...