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 …
... post it! When we were finished we went and had lunch and afterwards a dog kept following us around while we were wandering around for a few hours downtown. We ended up naming him Ali after our eighth volunteering compadre who never ended up showing up to Baños! I'm sure this is no surprise but there are stray dogs everywhere, and it breaks my heart. The majority of them are extremely thin and they are walking out in front of vehicles all the time so I ...
... the planes we would be taking and bags booked through to Quito. Then it was on through immigration. While we awaited our turn we could have spent time posing before a mirrored wall but we decided that as we were no doubt being watched from the other side we wouldn't make fools of ourselves. We exited Chile, went through security and were airside in good enough time for Barbara to buy another memory card for her camera and then go and get hot drinks and croissants ...
... the middle of the world because it is the highest point on the equator!
After this, we took a bus back to the city, went to dinner, and got cleaned up for a night on the town. We went to the biggest club and bar area in the city called "La Mariscal" with a group of about 10 of us gringitas and one gringo (a guy). Can't find good clubs like that in the US!
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center