Hotel Plaza Grande
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- Non-smoking hotel
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I finally arrived in Quito, Ecuadorīs capital, on Sunday lunchtime after yet another very lengthy and tiring journey. Couldnīt get a bus in the afternoon on Saturday so had to hang around in Popoyan until a night bus which finally left at midnight. Arrived at Ipiales, the border town on the Colombian side at around 6.30am, then caught a collectivo …
... however, since there were “guaranteed” shark sightings and they were snorkelling around a point with a sheer cliff face, I opted out and went back to the boat. Good thing, too, since there were apparently quite a few sharks in there and I know I would not have enjoyed swimming up close with them in an area where I couldn’t get out of the water if I wanted to.
On our final day in the Galapagos Islands ...
... my emergency clothing on and chat with Marcela over coffee, toast and amazing freshly made cheese. She calls the airport and is passed from person to person asking where my bag is. I'd like it back but it doesn't seem to worry me.We head out to discover the 'new town' ....tall apartments, malls, coffee shops. She introduces me to a corditado, a Cuban coffee and I decide to 'gate crash' the family lunch at a ceviche cafe. Over ...
... own mixtures from the delectable range of exotic fruit juices on offer, and slurped away happily as we came across the pretty square, backed by the huge stone Francisco monastery, here, our guide regaled is with details of secret tunnels beneath the city, linking the convent with the monastery and the sad tales of remains of embryos being found during excavations - a reminder of the forbidden relationships that existed between the two institutions. We stopped for a while ...
... metres tall, and after about 100, we saw some graffiti essentially telling us, as tourists, that by taking the route we were, we were putting ourselves in danger to theft and such forth. I was becoming even less keen (we climbed it anyway.) I became increasingly unnerved, until we bumped into some Swiss travellers who were walking the same way as us, which made me less scared - Toby was fine by the way. We finally made it to the top, after making our way through favela like ...