Hotel Plaza Grande
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... on the floor describing the 4 phases / seasons / quarters of the year: * Green - 21 March to 21 June: equinox, sun reaches central point in sky and starts to move north. It's spring and it's cropping time * Yellow - 21 June to 23 Sept: solstice, sun starts at it's most northerly point and starts to move back. It's summer and time for energy and goodwill. * Red - 23 Sept to 21 Dec: equinox and Quito is the closest city to the sun. The sun starts moving to the South. ...
... t allowed to take any pictures.
When we came out of there a guy was practising parkour in front of the museum. We caught a taxi from there to our next destination, La Capilla del Hombre, or 'The Chapel of Man'. This monument and art museum was a creation of Ecuador´s most famous artist, Guayasamín, as a tribute to humankind, the suffering of Latin America´s indigenous poor and the eternal hope for a more positive future.
It lies in the very ...
... to be in a very friendly suburban area with no other gringos around. After talking to the travel agent in the hostel our hopes of going to the Galapagos were ruined - we hadn't booked anything in advance because everyone says to wait until you get there and grab a last minute deal, which normally would have worked fine, except for a freak peak season meaning all the flights are booked out for the next few weeks. We decided instead to go to Baños, where we can do lots ...
... daily basis. Everyone has their niche and I think mine is in international programs. After volunteering we went for lunch and then went downtown to a tourist area called mariscal, which is also known as 'gringolandia', gringo being a somewhat derogatory term for American tourists. We spent a couple hours shopping in the market and walking around seeing some touristy things. I bought a couple small things but am waiting to go to the market in Otavalo before ...
... all that excitement, all that hype for nothing. I went straight back to wallowing in self pity! However, with an unexpected hug from one of my most independent four year olds, a bus ticket that was already payed for and a good hypothetical self slap in the face I jumped on the bus anyways. By going to Quito I was missing out on all the famous Carnival festivities and a cool sounding hip hop party organised by my fellow Tena peeps, but at that moment it ...