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Being a little bit hungover, running on little sleep and being in a car on a twisty highway is a brutal combination. First we stopped at an area where you take a small hike up to a waterfall, which was beautiful. The air was so clean, and the water was incredibly clear. There were a couple really pretty viewpoints and also a suspension bridge that the girls got mad at me for jumping on!! ...
... trying to sell me a poster who won't go away, keep tapping me, grabbing me and follow me even when I cross the street!!! I was so furious I could have happily pushed him over!) and dinner was at the hostel, a nice homemade Calzone, was pretty good. Our nights sleep was awful though because our room was by the front door where the guard was, he would sing, talk loudly on his phone, the door would buzz. Just ...
... Also there is an outdoor track, tennis, soccer courts, and something that looks like a circuit workout where you run on a path that leads you to abs, then run the path to the next arms workout, and keep going. So neat. Right when we got to the park Paul remembered that at Spanish lessons the lady said it will probably rain today. Well, 20min after he said that it started raining lol and we didn't have our rain jackets. We walked to the end of the park ...
... it's purpose to settle us into ecuador, allow our clocks to adjust and bags to catch up but we're not really big city people despite where we live! So we're off to Banos tomorrow for some Andean hot springs and spanish lessons, should be fab.
We finished the day in a lovely jazz bar with 'latino american' music - lotsa great rhythms on the drums and brilliant steak. It set the scene nicely for our adventures to continue! Very happy and feeling very lucky and grateful ...
Yesterday was a very eventful day. We woke up, had a quick breakfast, and caught a taxi to Pichincha Volcano. Our plan for the day was to take a gondola halfway up and hike to the top. It was considerably warm for Quito, as it is already at a very high elevation. When we got on the gondola, we had a great view, but it was pretty scary because the mountain was so steep. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVieja Cuba Quito
Clean, friendly, cool, a great place to start and stop a trip! The people were wonderful! Anb older hotel that was close to most things that interested me.
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