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Travel Blogs from Quito
... animals in the amazon forest of Ecuador. We also learned about the indigenous people of Ecuador. Look for pics. Amazing!!!!! Then we stood on the painted line that is the equator - one foot straddling so you are standing on both hemispheres. Then we got to partake in some cool science experiences based on being on the equator. Look for pics of us trying to stand a raw egg in its shell on a nail. My dad did it! It can be done, but was ...
... thin, and it didn't take much moving around to get winded. Even though it was a little overcast that day, the view was stunning.
We put on helmets, gloves and wind breakers, and our ride down the volcano began. The first part of the ride was on dirt roads through muddy volcanic ash. Then we veered onto a single dirt track and rode another 10km with volcanic rocks on one side and wild horses on the other. It was surreal. After an hour, we reached the ...
... would be a good place to do so. He recommended a place and we decided to give it a go. Anna ordered soup and pledged to help me if I were to order the Guinea Pig. K was smart and got a sandwich. The animal arrived fully intact and draped across a platter. It was deep fried. I ate a few bites, and I'll be darned if it really didn't taste just like chicken. It tasted, however, of dark meat chicken, which I do not like, so I only ate a couple ...
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Roberto then took us to a large plaza where there was a church and a convent. There was also a store that handmade Panama hats from scratch. Panama hats were originally made in Ecuador....not Panama!
Off to Octave, Ecuador.
Stopped for ice cream. We watched them make it in a bronze "bowl" surrounded by ice and salt, they even let us help make it with a wooden ...
... Spanish school early to relax and study. My teacher, Ruth, made a phone call for me to a the instructor of a class I want to take (he only speaks Spanish). I now have the information to attend, but I won't be able to until after orientation. Go figure.
Had an interesting conversation with Miro and Catelyn regarding lying versus storytelling before our after Spanish.
The afternoon session ...
Other places to stay in Quito
Francisco Salazar, Quito | Hotelfrom $31
Avda. de la Encarnacion 2, Fuengirola | 3 star condofrom $175
Leonidas Plaza N24-395 y Luis Cordero, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $22
Foch E4 301 y Amazonas, Quito | Hotelfrom $75
Calle Morales (La Ronda) OE1- 160 Centro Historico de Quito, Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $122
Jose Luis Tamayo 687 y Wilson, Quito | 4 star hotelfrom $138
Valladolid E13-76 y Pontevedra (La Floresta), Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Antonio Elizalde E4-78 y Gran Colombia , Quito | 3 star hotelfrom $57