Hostal Isla Isabela
Travel Blogs from Quito
... roommate. We talked and got to know one another until I was too tired to function and went to sleep around 1
Today we went to the same market as yesterday, only there was about half the kids and double the volunteers! Three volunteers came back from their trip to the amazon with a lot of cool stories and made working in the market even more fun! I also decided that next weekend I'm going to do my best to do the same tour of the amazon as they did, despite hearing about all the tarantulas! We had enough volunteers that we were able to work pretty much one-to-one with ...
... in exchange for staying safe! The view from above is astounding. Your 2-hour drive from the airport hadn't prepared you for exactly how big this city was. In every direction, low rise, colourful houses flank the hillsides. Spread out for over 20km both in front and behind you, the landscape undulates up and down valleys and hillsides with rows upon rows of houses, reaching as far as the eye can see in every direction you look. This place is truly ...
... the passenger seat rather than my own bike. Don't worry Dad, I wore a helmet.
At the top the view was spectacular. The swing was a swing. The type that you will find at any pre-school or town park, with the exception that it suspends you over a sheer drop into the surrounding valley. I tried not to think of the scientifics behind the swing and its security, it was attached to a pole jutting out of a tree house. My brain can't think science ...
... had lunch, dinner, and breakfast at Fried Banana for $24. (They charge 2.80 for soups and salads.)
We stayed in Quito for 1 day then flew to Italy.
Flight - $2,658 USD
Food - $38.8 USD
Hotel - $40 USD
Total - $2,736.8 USD
(Ecuador uses USD) ...