Garden Hotel San Jose
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Banquet room
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... odd this experience was, but when you think of going to a hot spring you think of a luxurious and enjoyable experience right? A relaxing one...well just imagine having to wear a swimming cap, and being crammed into a hot smelly pool shoulder to shoulder with strangers. The pools were a strange murky red/brown colour. No one knows what had been living in it, and lord knows why there were people standing on a ledge above the hot springs watching everyone crammed into together. ...
... not to go to the top of the structure. Instead we took goofy pictures down below. We wandered into the myriad tourist shops selling numerous souvenirs we could live without. We caught a bus in front back to Quito. Not knowing where the bus route officially ended we got off at El Pancillo and took a taxi back to Hotel Quito. In order to celebrate our last night in Ecuador we went and our got our hair done at the salon downstairs. Tonight out we ...
... so it was fun to check them all out. My favorite one was La Iglesia de la Compañia de Jesus, which is in a Baroque style and almost every surface is covered in gold. It was really something to behold, but unfortunately no pictures were allowed. Later on I went back to the palace tour and Leslie headed off to a reptile exhibit. The government palace tour was really cool, especially since on of my students from last year is the cousin of the president of Ecuador and ...
... 2:00pm back at the hotel and receive a briefing on our trip to the Galápagos Islands, which we will be leaving for the next day. We then head out on public transport to the old city of Quito. We visit the basilica which sits right at the top of town. Many a steep hill to get there - now these would generally not give the average person much trouble, but coupled with the altitude, we find we are breathless very quickly, and the lack of oxygen makes our muscles lethargic. But it ...
... dragged around the streets. There have also been numerous protests that have kept the presidents locked in over the years - so now they live further away to avoid any trouble! Also on a street off this plaza there are 7 crosses along the way. This takes you past 7 different churches in the old town. One is the wealthiest in all of South America, decorated in countless amounts of gold. It was said that the value of the gold could pay off ...