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I went to the middle of the world today. I got a couple of local busses, one to the terminal Ofelia ($0.25), and then another one to Mitad del Mundo ($0.15). It took a total of about an hour and fifteen minutes to get there, and I was starving. I grabbed some lunch when I first got there, and then made my way into the park. It cost $3 to get in, and it wasn’t quite as impressive as I expected it to be.
... dinner available for a reasonable price. And so we are in Ecuador where the currency is US dollars which is easy to manage. As the afternoon was late, we are not sure of our bearings, we sign up for the hostel dinner of hamburgers and enjoy the sunset from the roof terrace, a beer for me and coke for Wayne and along with all the other backpackers use the wifi. Sunday July 13th. The walls of this old building are about 2 feet thick and super high ceilings, we had a good rest in ...
A trek up part of Cotopaxi Volcano today. It was organised by our hostel and although absolutely exhausting, it was well worth it.
A minibus took us and three others to a parking area already up part of the mountain. We'd stopped at the entrance to the National Park; at the café I bought a cup of coca tea because I was starting to feel unwell due to altitude sickness. It helped a bit, thank goodness.
The first part of the trek was OK, if tiring. It had ...
... The ride was 64km long but, more importantly, also took you on a 3,600m descent down the infamous road. Hardly any barriers (although there´s an ever increasing amount as more and more tourists insist on flying over the edge), and sheer drops of up to 600m inches away from your bike tyres. Needless to say, we survived and got the t-shirt!
From Bolivia we started to make our way further north towards Peru. We stopped off along the way at Lake Titicaca - ...
... We discovered on this day that every day in the mid-afternoon, Quito cops a lot of rain and occasionally nasty storms - today was a nasty storm and we got absolutely sopping wet from the rain, and then from trying to cross the streets which had become rivers!
We tried a number of traditional Ecuadorian foods, including Tamales (similar to those in Colombia), empanada con queso (empanada with cheese), Humitas (a savoury steamed corn cake with onion, garlic, and cheese, wrapped ...
Other places to stay in Quito
12 de Octubre 1820 Ave. & Luis Cordero Street, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $161
- Good overall hotel
- Great hotel
- Excellent hotel !!!!!!!!!!
Avenida Amazonas N19-14 y Patria, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $133
- Avoid the unhelpful check-in staff
- A good 4 star hotel but too far from the action.
- En el centro del centro cultural
Av. Orellana 1172 y Amazonas, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $151
- Luxurious but hectic
- Terrific JW Marriott
- Excellent place to start and end an Ecuador trip
Gonzalez Suarez N27 142, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $95
- Buen hotel
- Humo de los motores diesel
- Good choice for moderate budget
Avda. Naciones Unidas Y Republica, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $255
Avenida Orellana N6-54, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $144
Roca 653 And Amazonas Ave , Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $120
- Sehr gutes Hotel
- Very good hotel
- Solid Hotel with Great Service
12 de Octubre Ave. and Cordero 444 St, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $115
Shyris 1757 Y Naciones Unidas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $154
Av. Republica de El Salvador N34-377, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- Excelent vallue 4 star hotel
- Ein 4-Sterne Hotel, das sein Geld ist
- Gutes Hotel aber kein Internetanschluss
Alemania E5 -103 y La Republica Avenue, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Av. 6 de Diciembre N34-120 , Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $111
Foch E6-12 y Amazonas, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $89
Calle Almagro 822, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $108
- Uno stupendo hotel ecuadoriano
- Wonderful Local Hotel
- Ausgezeichnetes Personal und Unterkünfte
Cordero 1342 & Ave. Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $98
- Hôtel de bonne qualité et bien situé.
- Bel hôtel, très bon petit déjeuner, bon emplacement
Luis Cordero E5-48 (1187) y Reina Victoria, Quito | Hotelfrom $34
President Wilson E8-22 & Avenida 6 De Diciembre, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Av Republica de El Salvador, Quito | 5 star hotelfrom $160
Av. Diego de Almagro 1245 & Av. Orellana, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Joaquin Pinto 4E-150 y Cordero , Quito | Hotelfrom $39
Calle Garcia Moreno N6-52, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $144
- Really liked Hotel Patio Andaluz
- Charming but no spa!!
- Charming hotel...BUT
Luis Cordero 1342 y Amazonas, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $96
Queseras del Medio, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $75