Howard Johnson Hotel - Quito La Carolina
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... were on holiday, the place was full of locals chilling out, totally different pace of life to home where no one has time to stop and sit down. Several churches were visited including La Compañia de Jesus which is covered in gold and painstakingly decorated, no photos allowed though. For dinner we were keen to get a good meal after plane food and little rest so stuck in The Mariscal area where all the tourist pubs and bars are located. "Chelsea pub" seemed ...
... safety measures including leaving Caroline's purse in the apartment, carrying only one credit card and enough cash for the day, sticking to crowded places, and never going out after dark. As we walked through Carolina Park for the first time, I couldn't help but keep a vigilant eye and constantly look over my shoulder. When we noticed groups of young men hanging around the park or anyone who looked a little "shady," we simply kept our distance and walked the ...
... feet south Ross, hoping to have his faith restored, had a gander underneath and discovered little secret fins to change the water direction. He wasn't sad, he was just disappointed. At the fake equator park there was a small gallery with works of Oswaldo Guayasamin. In the space of 24 hours we had gone from hearing his name for the first time to visiting his home. Not by invitation unfortunately (he's dead) but because his vivid paintings caught our attention ...
... there next time.
Saw a lot of dogs today; even a pack of strays.
Chris and I walked together after the group split as we lived in approximately the same direction. We made a circuit of Parque la Carolina - it was a lot bigger than I originally thought! - before going our separate ways home. As I'm finding quite common on the weekends, we had a guest over for dinner.
The walk home was a study of contrasts. Walking ...
From Salento, Columbia, we took a bus and two planes to reach Quito. Ecuador's capital is 2,800 metres high but as seasoned travelers these days we don't even blink if it's less than 5,000.
It was an inauspicious start in Quito. At 11.30pm, upon arrival to our Old Town hostel, we were told they had given away our room. This left us tired at night-time on the street in a new country. Fortunately, our taxi driver came ...