Travel Blogs from Quito
Baths of Papallacta The bus left us on a dark street sometime after midnight. Having just come from the jungle, the cold hit us hard. Papallacta was at an elevation of about 3300m (10,800 feet) and it was raining lightly. We were in front of the Hostal el Viajero, a cheap place to stay for the night. The building appeared to be dead, but after a …
... I was very happy to be with fellow hostelers. The bus dropped us off at the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo parking lot and we headed towards the entrance gate.
We paid the the $2.00 fee, walked around the complex and ended up at the giant monument. The giant monument is considered to be where the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere meet... you know, the equator. ...
... and other traditional native symbols in the Ecuadorian Christian art.
Ecuador soon became colonized by the Spanish. They applied the quasi-feudal encomienda rule, meaning that the Spanish crown granted a person the right to govern a number of natives. He was supposed to protect the natives from other tribes and teach them Spanish and Christianity, and in return get gold and labor in tribute. One needs not say that there were those opposing this arrangement. Some natives ...
... and rice and beans, then strawberries and a fruit drink all for 2 dollars - mmmmmm!
Next I was persuaded to join them on a trip to the equator - I´d meet the tour group later! We travelled for approx 45 mins in a taxi to the equator ..... however there are now actually 2 equator lines. The historical equator line was discovered in the 1800´s by a French scientist, and it is the place where all the pictures for travelling books, blogs etc are ...
... of churches I visited all around Europe and in rest of the world, this is just a spectacular piece of artistic work.
Quito is kind of base camp for me, I have arrived here before Galapagos Islands trip, and have returned here after Galapagos, remained for Kipur, and even had a Shabat dinner in Jabad Center. It started to feel like a real home as the hosts in hostel were also very kind, and the hostels main spoken language was Hebrew anyway…However, ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bonaventure Quito
Other places to stay in Quito
12 de Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $166
- Good overall hotel
- Great hotel
- Excellent hotel !!!!!!!!!!
Avenida Amazonas N19-14 y Patria, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- 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 $170
- Luxurious but hectic
- Terrific JW Marriott
- Excellent place to start and end an Ecuador trip
Gonzalez Suarez N27 142, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $72
- Buen hotel
- Humo de los motores diesel
- Good choice for moderate budget
Avda. Naciones Unidas Y Republica, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $211
Avenida Orellana N6-54, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $143
Roca 653 And Amazonas Ave , Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $99
- Sehr gutes Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Solid Hotel with Great Service
12 de Octubre Ave. and Cordero 444 St, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Shyris 1757 Y Naciones Unidas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $126
Av. Republica de El Salvador N34-377, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- 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 $102
Av. 6 de Diciembre N34-120 , Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Foch E6-12 y Amazonas, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Calle Almagro 822, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $98
- Uno stupendo hotel ecuadoriano
- Wonderful Local Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Personal und Unterkünfte
Cordero 1342 & Ave. Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Hôtel de bonne qualité et bien situé.
- Bel hôtel, très bon petit déjeuner, bon emplacement
President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $74
Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria, Quito | Hotelfrom $21
Av Republica de El Salvador, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $141
Av. Diego de Almagro 1245 & Av. Orellana, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Joaquin Pinto 4E-150 y Cordero , Quito | Hotelfrom $39
Calle Garcia Moreno N6-52, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $163
- 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 $86