Howard Johnson Hotel - Quito La Carolina
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After being stuck at the Colombian's border during two days, I finally reached Quito where I could meet David. Don't worry, nothing happened, I even did not pay any fine. WHAT WAS HAPPENING???? The story is that I did not count my days well and when I was the first night at the border, my VISA was expired of one day. I dealt with a guy unfriendly with who I could not try to negotiate anything. He explained to me that I had to wait until Monday to pay my fine. I booked ...
... and shawls. Two too young shoe-shine boys offered to clean my shoes. I munched on a honey bread watching this pass. A snapshot of daily life in Quito. I plan on doing some more wanderings tomorrow. Although I have enjoyed the sites, Quito is a big city. Large tour busses barely make turns on narrow cobbled streets. People scurry to unknown destinations. Cars honk, food fries on sidewalk grills. This is a small piece of ...
... ft above sea level. They took me to the very nice Swiss Hotel for a bienvenido breakfast. The food was great and I was told that the buffet had a good selection of what a typical Ecuadorian might have for breakfast. Sausages, bread, eggs, this little banana cake thing, but the most impressive thing was the fruit. Because Ecuador is on the equator, the growing season is year round. I ate fruit that I have never seen before and couldn't pronounce. All of it was amazing. ...
... street hidden in the back alleys.
Then it off to Museo de la Ciudad, which was a strange museum about the former hospital that was there. With some strange exhibitions about life in Quito, before colonial times. Not really worth the $3. But I did, get some great information about Quito.
The next stop was Casa del Alabado, a very nice museum with pre-Colombian art. The $4 ...
... amazing breakfast (they are hospitable almost to the point of awkwardness!) consisting of eggs, fried sausage, toasted cheese sandwiches, bizcochos, and pineapple. They insist on assisting our daily planning and on driving us most of the way in order to show us the bus routes and stops, and even come in to show us how to buy a ticket! They are amazingly helpful, but we feel like we know better how to get around their city than they do thanks to our experience in previous South American ...