Hotel Plaza Grande
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We spent the first bit of today in la Ciudad Mitad del Mundo: the City in the Middle of the World. There's a huge monument with a small museum on the inside. This little town only exists because it is on the equator... a bit of a tourist trap really but you get to learn some interesting tidbits anyway. From the top of the monument you can see a bit …
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 …
It was a very early start this morning, after a rotten night's sleep.
I really wanted to stay in bed but the alarm insisted it was time for a shower. 5am is not a good time for anyone, especially when there is a shower involved as well!
Half way through drying off the phone rang to tell me my driver had arrived. I confirmed that I would be down by 6am - I will not be rushed!
... walked around the old town which is high, hilly and beautiful. They have many churches however two stood out for us. One was the basilica which was placed on one of the highest hills and you were able to climb up it - on the inside and out. Firstly you walked up the inside stairs to the roof. Then you walked on a makeshift wooden bridge on the inside of the basilica's roof. Finally you emerged on top of the main roof and climb more stairways to the top of a spire where ...
... there starting in January. The meeting
helped me decide that I really want to be “in the field” as opposed to in an
office, and secondly it clarified that I want to work with youth in
marginalized groups and interact with them in a one-on-one basis. Hopefully
after the many field trips in October I can arrange some meetings with youth
programs outside of the Quito “bubble.” I walked home ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility