Hotel Republica

Avenida Republica E2-137 y Azuay, Quito, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Quito

Exploring Ecuador (the first month)

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

75 photos

... nest of eggs too! I'm glad we were there before the eggs hatched!! It also sometimes had wolf spiders, and one night there was a giant moth flying around us, which later in the evening joined us in the hammock area and slowly climbed up a candle right into the flame, causing a small puff as the flame went out and the moth disappeared!

So that was just the animals in the lodge, but over the next 5 days we did a lot of great activities in the rainforest and saw a ...

Tales From Middle Earth

A travel blog entry by lisasadventures on May 21, 2014

32 photos

... of the equator. So, like good obedient tourists, we jumped on a bus and headed out to see the big yellow line. And like good obedient tourists we took the "one foot in each hemisphere" photos and the "couple split between two hemisphere" photos. The fact that it was a major tourist hub kind of sucked, but I mean, it's the equator, it's middle earth, so it's to be expected. There were some cool museums there, detailing the history of the discovery of the position of ...

I fell off the writing train..

A travel blog entry by kendahlc on May 13, 2014

... was mostly new volunteers! On Mondays at the presidents palace they do a big thing to honor the changing of the guards. The president of Ecuador stood on a balcony and waved and we are pretty sure that the president of Colombia was also there. From what I understand the relationship between Colombia and Ecuador is quite strained right now as an influx of Colombian immigrants into Ecuador has been a factor in rising violence within Ecuador, ultimately creating a ...

Goodbye our friend . . .

A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on Mar 09, 2014

1 comment, 52 photos

... blessed with good health throughout our trip, unlike many a traveler we have met, and we are thankful to God for this, but we must be discerning too. We both had an uneasy feeling about this particular delicacy so, not wanting to offend the lady, we asked if we could take them away, paid and left. We were in Quito, the Capitol of Ecuador, hungry and with two chicken sandwiches we were afraid to eat. How had we got here? We have learnt that whenever we ...

Mother Earth and Father Sky

A travel blog entry by smarieales on Jan 11, 2014

1 photo

... speak Spanish. So that was a relief. Maria was the patriarch of the home, and was kind enough to give us our own room and several large meals. Nelson, her twenty year old son, gave us a tour of their farm. He explained several medicinal uses the plants they grew had. In their community, people often don't go to western doctors, so they learn to heal growing and using home remedies. He showed us plants that treat stomach ...

Location

This hotel, located on Avenida Republica E2-137 y Azuay, Quito, is near Guayasamín Museum (Museo Guayasamín), Parque La Carolina, Museo de la Ciudad, and Zoologico de Guayllabamba.
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