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... appreciate the unique landscape which Quito sits in. Whereas Bogota sits on a huge plateau, Quito essentially sits in a valley only 6km wide but around 40km long! Which explains why getting from either of the north or south bus terminals to the city takes so long! Night time bike tour On Monday night in Quito there is a "free bike tour of the city". 60 of us set off for a 4 hour tour. Stopping traffic, overtaking buses and generally being awful cyclists with the ...
... excursion - but Dave and I gave this a miss. By now I was starting to feel dizzy and sleepy and a headache was developing.
The three of us sat in the minibus waiting for the others to return. I started off in the front passenger seat but then I felt so bad I needed to lie down, so I moved to lying across the back seats and Dave took my seat at the front. The guide gave me an inflatable neck/head rest which helped make me more comfortable.
I took a trolleybus line (simply called "El Trole" in Spanish) to the other end of town. This turned out to be the area where the wealthy Ecuadorians spend their time. There were tons of restaurants including a Tony Roma's. All of the major U.S. fast food chains had franchises here -- KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa John's, Dunkin Donuts, and more. You name it, and it was there. Out of curiosity I wandered into a huge modern-looking building labeled "Quicentro." ...
... our shopping on Sunday morning, we headed back to Quito to prepare for our jungle trip!
After a night bus from Quito to Lago Agrio, we were picked up and taken to a restaurant for breakfast and hammock-resting, before beginning our jungle adventure. We had 2 hours driving through virgin rainforest followed by a 2 hour motorised canoe trip along the river, during which we saw: a red howler monkey, morpho and other butterflies, pretty small ...
... couples were throwing it to everyone. A tradition a little like throwing the bouquet at western weddings I suppose, except that everyone got a little. It got interesting and a little dangerous when it came to fruits like pineapples. I saw one guy get clobbered in the head with an orange. During the fruit festivities I noticed that the couples' hands were tied together with red ribbons. Once the fruit was gone the couples took turns approaching the guru and the fire. When ...
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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