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Travel Blogs from Quito
Early morning start with a departure from the hotel of 4:30am. There was no traffic on the road so the trip to the airport was just over 50 minutes. We had a guide from G Adventures with us who helped us through the bag check, Galapagos visa and check in process. Once we went through departures we were on our own and we managed to get on the correct flight. The flight stopped in Guayaquil for a refuel of about 30 minutes and then we carried onto ...
... in South America isn't too clever) to try to get to a waterfall and ended up trying to cycle a crazy incline. The views over the day were great and we ended up paying (a pittance) to get to a waterfall which you could basically stand under whilst the water flowed over your head. It was really fun, we got some great pictures and a rainbow while we were there made it even better. The walk down to and back up from the waterfall was pretty challenging (after the bike ...
... us left together to start Colombia, as a group. I was really happy to try that as it didn't happen to me before. If I like it, Ill stay, if not, let's carry on the way it has been so far.
Sorry, I am already talking about Colombia where I should be talking about Quito. Well, lots of people come here to party or to see churches. Not a lot to say to be honest as I didn't stay ...
... the occur in Guayaquil)! We generally don't use taxis, but this made up our minds, we were going to get there early to navigate the public transportation system before dark. It's advised to be locked down in your hostel earlier rather than later. The church we had contacted had booked us a room near the church, the public transport lines and a modern shopping centre, so transport and food were not an issue. Not many Gringos take the 'Trole Bus' and we did ...
... feet tall, it can be seen from far. It was built in Spain by a Spanish artist around 1975 and erected here soon after. The statue has "movement" with flowing arms and angels wings.
Heading north again, we got off the bus in the old city centre to visit the Plaza Independence /Plaza Grande, Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, the plaza and church of San Francisco.
Random notes and thoughts:
1. The Eglisia de la Compania de Jesus took 160 years to build ... from 1605 to 1765. ...
Other places to stay in Quito
Francisco Salazar, Quito | Hotelfrom $31
Francisco Salazar E 12-137 y 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