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 …
... eating some of the dinner (which unfortunately we hadn't signed up to in time but I luckily got to share Ovi's plate) and chatting with the others.
La Mitad del Mundo (the Equator): The next day Meredith and I set off with Pablo (a lovely Chilean guy) to the Equator! It took about an hour and a half in 2 buses to get there, but we eventually made it to the bizarre tourist village that has been set up. We visited the monument and a few museums, and took some ...
... to it, you could just feel it in the air that it was going to rain. We wandered around the area inside and walked around the building and brought admission tickets to climb up inside the building. We walked the length of the building along wooden planks up in the roof to get to the spire at the front of the church. We exited the building and scaled the narrow steep stairs on the outside, right up into the top of one of the spires. Wow- ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
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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