Viena Hotel Internacional
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... for the chairs.
We were all surprised when a huge roll of thunder hit. I swear that every car alarm in Quito was going off. Though at least we had the forewarning about the rain. Managed to get home before getting soaked as there was yet more rain. Can't say I'm too surprised, it is their rainy season. Though it apparently has been a a little dry. I'm not complaining. I'm already starting to get a ...
... This brings you to a height of 4100 meters. For those who are adventurous and not breathless, there is a hike up of an additional 1000 meters. I was surprised to see wild lupins blooming at this height. There are no words to describe this view. The photos say it all.
This is one of our last nights in Quito, so back to Vista Hermosa for dinner and the magnificent views of Viejo. Off to Banos tomorrow.
So I didn't go salsa dancing - the altitude and jet lag hit me and I had a sleep before dinner. We went to a little Indian restaurant which was lovely and had a beer and headed back to the hostel. I'll just take a minute to tell you about the hostel as I absolutely LOVED the guy who worked there. He is from Argentina and owned the hostel with his girlfriend. She broke up with him, and headed back to Argentina, and so he has worked 16 hour ...
... enough churches and we were already very impressed with the church we saw yesterday covered in gold! We had a traditional lunch at some place Mark had read about (you've noticed this is a theme right!? - he has a thing for food!) I tried really hard not to eat too much at breakfast because I just can't eat a full breakfast and lunch and dinner. It's too much! I still only picked at lunch. When we were done we walked to the new town which was about 30 minutes away to find the ...
... helped a little, too.
On Sunday morning I went for a lovely early morning walk around the historic centre. The sun was shining, it was hot nor cold, and I realized the weather, and especially the lack of humidity around here, had a lot to do with my positive feelings about this place. It was almost nice to be able to feel a little chilly again.
The great people I was meeting in the hostel might have helped those positive feelings ...