Hotel Reina Isabel
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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 …
... up against our legs. He ended up leaving us when we were picking up our bags from the hostel and I'm pretty glad he didn't follow us all the way to the bus because I'm pretty sure it would have broken his little heart if he had to watch us get on the bus to leave. When we got to the bus I went into the terminal to use the washroom before we left and when I came back out the bus had moved so I started freaking out because I thought I'd been abandoned, but I ...
... introduced to our families and went home with them right away. Without knowing that the school told our parents not to talk to us in english, I was extremely overwhelmed right away. As soon as I got alone in my room I cried, I'm not sure if it was the cold, the lack of sleep, or the fact that I couldn't speak the language I have primarily used for the last 20 years of my life, but I couldn't stop, even I found myself a joke. To top that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Reina Isabel Quito
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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