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So we arrived last night at 1130 pm! We got to our volunteer hour at around 1 in the morning, got settled and went straight to bed. Our volunteer house has around 15-17 people in it. We have a house mom and dad who speak barley any English but are amazing. They live here with their three daughters. The house is on the south side of Quito which is about 15 minutes of a tram ride away from old town, or I guess you could say downtown. Our ...
We were actually served something more than bread for breakfast which was nice. Yogurt, fruit, and eggs were a welcomed change. As we were waiting to load the truck, I saw a truck with a camper on the back with Ontario license plates. I talked to the couple that were from Toronto. They had driven through Canada, the U.S., Central America and now we're going through South America. They were aiming to get to Ushuaia ...
... doing? Ecuador is a member of OPEC and 40 per cent of its earnings come from the oil industry. Taking advantage of the fact that oils. Is priced in dollars, Ecuador adopted the U.S. Dollar as its currency and since that time its economy has done well growing at an average of 4+ per cent pa. Testament to the success of the economy is that migrant workers from neighbouring economies are coming into the country ...
... little more engaging as the pepto had kicked in. Looks like Yvette is in a similar boat. Hopefully we both kick whatever we have soon. It's not to the point where it's really interfering with things, but it's still not fun.
Stopped by another capoeira place on the walk home. Closer than the one in the park; cheaper too. Small class today that I saw, though I think that was because it was a music ...
... leaf ; yes 7 tons and it took 150 years to apply the 23 carat gold to the intricate inlays and carvings on every square inch of the walls and ceilings.
Then on past a few museums, and a candy shop where we stocked up on local fare.This brief introduction to the historic zone took over three hours. Our guide Obi shared his version of the history and present government of Ecuador. Over three hours later, the tour ended and Obi certainly earned his tips.
Other places to stay in Quito
Francisco Salazar, Quito | Hotelfrom $31
Francisco Salazar E 12-137 and Toledo, Quito | Hotelfrom $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