Travel Blogs from Quito
... cycling ability not helped by the absence of lights. I say free tour of the city but you have to hire the bikes and a lot of the time you are waiting, watching the tour guides mate do a clown show or being taken to a restaurant so the tour guides can receive a backhander. The cycling was pretty fun but that probably accounted for a quarter of the 4 hours. After Quito I have decided to reward myself with a break on the coast for a couple of weeks. More on that next ...
Because we didn't volunteer until the afternoon I took it pretty easy today! I laid in the hammock upstairs and read all morning before heading out. It was raining in the afternoon so we had some of the street children inside the UBECI office! It was pretty fun, I went with the older kids and tried to teach math to one of them but he was having none of it. It was Lucy Graeme and I that were with the older kids and we all had a go trying to teach him, but he just wasn't ...
... some of them carrying their babies on their backs. We easily found the Basilica del Voto Nacional and paid the entrance fee to go inside. As huge Roman Catholic Churches go it was apart from the stained glass windows, quite austere. At the eastern end of the chancel behind the main alter there was a smaller more intimate chapel which was very highly decorated and really colourful. The walls and columns were painted and reminded both of ...
... walk was knowing that the path we were on was actually a cow path--so besides running water, and mud, there was PLENTY of cow dung. Yes, yes. We were hiking through a flooded poop stream, and it was incredibly fun.
Unfortunately, most animals don't come out during hard rain. So, we skipped the night hike. My professor Jaime (the Ecuadorian one), is a bat specialist. We helped him set up nets. Within a couple of hours, we had caught 7 ...
... as both Incan and Spanish influence is represented in many of the buildings, especially Quito's Old Town which was internationally recognised in 1978 when it became the first city to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural site of outstanding universal value. It is the best preserved, least altered historic centre in all of Latin America.
Our half day guided tour of Quito started with a drive to El Panecillo, a hill ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bonaventure Quito
Other places to stay in Quito
12 de Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $161
- Good overall hotel
- Great hotel
- Excellent hotel !!!!!!!!!!
Avenida Amazonas N19-14 y Patria, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Avoid the unhelpful check-in staff
- A good 4 star hotel but too far from the action.
- En el centro del centro cultural
Av. Orellana 1172 y Amazonas, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $151
- Luxurious but hectic
- Terrific JW Marriott
- Excellent place to start and end an Ecuador trip
Gonzalez Suarez N27 142, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Buen hotel
- Humo de los motores diesel
- Good choice for moderate budget
Avda. Naciones Unidas Y Republica, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $255
Avenida Orellana N6-54, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $144
Roca 653 And Amazonas Ave , Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Sehr gutes Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Solid Hotel with Great Service
12 de Octubre Ave. and Cordero 444 St, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Shyris 1757 Y Naciones Unidas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $154
Av. Republica de El Salvador N34-377, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- Excelent vallue 4 star hotel
- Ein 4-Sterne Hotel, das sein Geld ist
- Gutes Hotel aber kein Internetanschluss
Alemania E5 -103 y La Republica Avenue, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Av. 6 de Diciembre N34-120 , Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Foch E6-12 y Amazonas, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $89
Calle Almagro 822, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Uno stupendo hotel ecuadoriano
- Wonderful Local Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Personal und Unterkünfte
Cordero 1342 & Ave. Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $98
- Hôtel de bonne qualité et bien situé.
- Bel hôtel, très bon petit déjeuner, bon emplacement
Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria, Quito | Hotelfrom $34
President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Av Republica de El Salvador, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $160
Av. Diego de Almagro 1245 & Av. Orellana, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Joaquin Pinto 4E-150 y Cordero , Quito | Hotelfrom $39
Calle Garcia Moreno N6-52, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $144
- Really liked Hotel Patio Andaluz
- Charming but no spa!!
- Charming hotel...BUT
Luis Cordero 1342 y Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Queseras del Medio, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $75