Garden Hotel San Jose
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... I traveled to Mitad del Mundo. Otherwise what has been claimed as being at 0 longitude and latitude. We took a cab to the bus station and got on what we thought was the right bus. It turned out to not drop us off directly in front of our location. We ended up walking a bit which was fine. The monument was nothing impressive. A globe with a yellow line passing through the center. Having paid $12 to get from our hotel in Quito to the bus station ...
... to go bird watching before breakfast. We saw many birds and even some pink river dolphins! The animals were really active in the morning. After breakfast, we packed up and headed on the long journey back to Quito, arriving at about midnight. Friday morning we set out to look around Quito a bit. We first took a cab up to El Panecillo hill, where there is famous angel statue and good views of the city. After that we went to see Quito's La Basilica, which was designed by ...
... worth it. The Basillica, built by the Spanish when they introduced Catholicism, is gothic in architecture and has a similar look to that of the Notre Dame, in Paris. One feature that makes this church unique, at certain points all around the top of the church, there are sculptures of turtles, iguanas and sea lions to represent the nation's wildlife. Prior to taking on Catholicism, Ecuadorians worshipped Mother Earth and this is a representation of that. There are 45 churches in the ...
... like a cross between an orange and a tomato) and cinnamon, then you add a shot of 40%25 alcohol made from sugar cane. It was delicious. We then went to a chocolate shop and learned about how the different types of chocolate are made and how Ecuadorian chocolate is one of the most superior in the world due to the very high quality coca beans grown ...
... CumbayŠ and took a taxi from there instead. This saved us a lot of time. Once we arrived back at the hostel we rested for a bit before going out for dinner. We ate at an Ecuadorian restaurant called Achiote; Dave had a chicken grill with rice, I had fat juicy shrimps in garlic sauce, yuca chips and a salad of chopped cucumber, celery, tomato, pineapple, sliced boiled egg and pale corn. I really recommend this restaurant - the food was great and the service was really friendly as well.