Hotel Reina Isabel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Very nice hotel, clean & modern
Only rated down to 3 *s because the rooms are completely un-soundproofed! Every footstep, conversation, rattling trolley etc out in the corridor echoes straight into the room crystal clear!
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Officially join the tour group today, most of whom have come straight from Sydney. One other couple came from Galápagos Islands a couple of days after me, another came early & spent a couple of days in Lima, Peru. Nice bunch of people, all from Australia, though 2 poms & a swede, all of whom have been living in Australia for some time …
The phone rang this morning at 2.30.....
What is Spanish for ' Bugger off, you've got the wrong room'?
I woke up again at 6am and decided that I may as well get up so that I could get my room changed and also sort out my missing trip which is supposed to be at 9am this morning. The tour office doesn't open until 8.30 so this could …
The altitude here in Equador has a definite effect on the body. In Quito we are at about 2800 metres which is about 9000 feet - a shade under two miles above sea level. Even going up steps and walking around leaves you a bit breathless. You have to really concentrate on breathing in as deeply as you can to maximise oxygen intake.
Today was …
... with birds; in particular several species of
hummingbirds. I spent considerable time trying to photograph these little
frenzied creatures. Not especially successful without a tripod and the
knowledge of how to best photograph at rapid speed.
Time was spent in the thermal pools - a pleasant interlude. It
did seem quite strange sitting in a hot spring in the Andes near the equator.
The water comes from the Antisana volcano.
... were conducted completely in Spanish except for translation or further instructions. Then there was an hour or two of homework each night. On top of this I opted for a homestay, which meant more listening and speaking Spanish in the evenings. Trying to follow a conversation between 6 people after 6 hours of learning is not easy. After the first week I was more tired than I would be from working! I'm not sure if that says more about the sedentary lifestyle I've ...