El Crater Hotel

Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Quito

Travel wankers in our final month

A travel blog entry by jonnyanddonna on Jul 14, 2014

... kind of conversation one can expect from a travel ******.

Numero Uno :

“So you went to the Galapagos? When did you go?”

“Last week”

“Which Day?”


“Tuesday? Man you should have been there on Monday when I was there. I bet you didn't even see the T-Rex on Tuesday did you?”

“No T-Rex sadly, we did see some cool marine iguanas ...

All You Need Is Ecuador

A travel blog entry by zookeeperjosh on Jun 15, 2014

153 photos

Today was a blast, full of cultural experience and memorable exchanges among and between friends. The more time we spend here, the harder it is going to be to leave. Not only do we all fall in love with Ecuador more and more with each passing moment, but we also grow closer and closer with our Ecuadorian counterparts.

The first thing we did today was go and buy our shirts to support Ecuador playing in the World Cup. Dr. Morillo's son Andre (16) drove us ...

Quito sightseeing and traffic

A travel blog entry by benschulz01 on Jun 11, 2014

2 comments, 10 photos

... here. The prices are extremely affordable and the biggest plate of food which is like a sampler of a ton of food is less than $10. It would be like the equivalent of an entree at a typical chain restaurant in the US. The main difference is that all the food is prepared in house. No box mixes, no ready to eat, heated up in the microwave side dishes. All the products used in the preparation of the food come from Ecuador. So, everything is fresh. I was in the kitchen ...

Exploring Quito…

A travel blog entry by kate_5 on May 26, 2014

11 photos

... however it was discovered with the advent of GPS technology, that the actual equator line was approx. 240m north of where it was original first thought to be. It is pretty cool to think that all those years ago, the French (I think) mapped it without the access to the technology we have today. We all managed to get our passports stamped to represent our visit to the site. WOOHOO. Another stamp to add to the collection. After we finished there, ...

Exploring Ecuador (the first month)

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana on May 24, 2014

75 photos

... me, and before I knew it, I had also ordered myself a crab, which came out steaming hot (I guess freshly killed), and I joined in. We sat there, cracking open our crabs and getting splattered with crab juice and meat, surrounded by the sounds of other locals all doing the same thing. Anna tried the insides of the head/body, as the locals do, but she warned me that it might be a bit too much for me, so I just stuck to the regular meat.


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This 4 star hotel, located on Mirador de Pichincha, Quito, is near Old Town, San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Mariscal District, and Plaza San Blas.
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