Mansion Real Ecuador
Travel Blogs from Quito
... service, before being shown to our plush room complete with four popster bed - a stunning way to end our final five nights in Quito. Because of its relationship with one of the local chocolate manufacturers, the mansion smells deeply of chocolate, the toiletries, candles and incense are all chocolate and vanilla scents and the relaxing smells follow us where we we go in the property. After a quick relax and freshen up, we met our Oxford chums for dinner in a micro ...
... I had to say my goodbyes to the Bucklers and Jen in the Quito airport. I am eternally thankful and grateful for the opportunity to go with them on this adventure. Special thanks to my parents for insisting I take this once in a lifetime trip and to Ryan for having to work. It all worked out the way the universe would have wanted I think. Now I wait in the Quito airport for another 3 hours to catch my flight back to the U.S. I hope I don't have ...
... really thinking, took a swing at the lowlife. He immediately backed off and ran off with his friend, who laughed, the frakker. He paused and looked back, I took a step forward, ready to meet him head on if he thought it was a good idea, but he followed his friend.
They clearly weren't expecting resistance and probably had decided to try to mug me thirty seconds before the event, but... I can only think of one other ...
... into wait. At 11am soldiers started marching and then a band joined in. Finally the President arrived on the roof of the palace. He waved to everyone and there was a lot of cheering, no demonstrations. They then sang the National anthem and another song with all the Ecuadorian people joining in. After this there were trumpets and a ceremony that we didn't understand and then it all finished, the President didn't say anything. There were of ...
... the old city of Quito we visited the Society of Jesus Church, which is the most ornate in the city. Inside, where it was forbidden to take pictures, gold leaf covered every surface. The estimate is that somewhere between 4 and 7 tons of gold is on the walls of this Jesuit church. To us, it was an incredible display of grotesque misapplication of wealth, especially after just talking to the street prostitute who had to sell her body in order to support ...
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