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... hanging out in the afternoon since Natalie is coming from Calgary next week and I want to be able to see some touristy things with her! I just laid in bed and read 'the fault in the stars' and had a well needed nap. The volunteer house is like a hostel with a bunch of rooms but the family who runs the volunteer organization lives in a desperate suite in the same building so tonight Monica taught the 13 of us how to ...
... first and we discovered that they were a nine strong group of friends from Toronto, so Canadian. We were somewhat daunted by the size of their group as they all knew each other well and greatly outnumbered us. The rep gave us an introductory chat about the trip including telling us that our National Park guide would be Walter and suggested rates for tips for the ship' screw and the guide, if we wanted to tip them at the end of the tour. ...
After the city tour we decided we weren't done for the day so we decided to go and see the equator! We took two VERY crowded buses to the museum and what we didn't know was that there are actually two equator lines, and two museums. The first is the original line from when it was first discovered and the second is the accurate line, measured using GPS. Given when it was first discovered that they had to study the physics for 14 ...
... is a coffee shop, some look out points, and some trails that you can either walk or horsebackride. After spending some time up there, we went down and got a quick snack of an ice cream bar.
From there, we took a taxi to "Mitad del Mundo" (Middle of the World) which is a big monument and tourist attraction for the equator. We took lots of cliché pictures ...
... The courtyard of the Archbishop's Palace (today the administrative HQ of the Catholic Church) contains decorative pathways. Look closely and it's relatively easy to spot how the spines of animals (in this case cows) have been used to provide additional decoration.
The Main Square also includes the intersection where North, South, East and West Quito converge so is the central square of the city and a symbol of its executive power. In the middle of ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Gold 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
President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria, Quito | Hotelfrom $34
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