Mansion Real Ecuador
Travel Blogs from Quito
... that more knowledgable minds than mine were on the job!
Then back to port for 20 mins before the zodiacs arrived and ordering another ice-cream in a shop near the dock earned me some internet access time to quickly check my Facebook (not much happening), back to the boat, time for a shower and be ready for the 6.30 briefing and welcoming cocktail. What was impressive was that when the guests were asked to introduce themselves to the crew, despite the multinational nature ...
... slabs of meat to see if there is something that catches his eye. I told them I would come back when I learned Spanish. Gracias.
Next door was a modern mini mart. The fellow at the till spoke very good English and I found a few things for supper. I noticed that most of the products were labeled Nestles. Not surprising - the Empire is everywhere. Note the bottled water I’m drinking: Who bottles it? You probably guessed – Coke, another of the ...
... party areas of town. The response we got was unreal.. As soon as we got out of the cab we couldn't move for 15 minutes as Ecuadorians would be lining up to get photos with us. This went on all night, they loved seeing these gringos trying to give their tradition a crack. We ended up buying a doll to burn, then the Canadian decided to set his dress on fire.. While still wearing it. Best new years I have had.
After new years I headed a town at the base of a volcano ...
... I couldn't walk more than two steps while trying to do it on the equator! You could actually feel the force pushing against you. After having our minds blown at the equator, we headed towards the historic part of Quito. En route we were in our first, and thankfully very minor, car accident in South America. A car in front of us stopped suddenly, apparently due to the fact that the car in front of him didn't have brake lights. Freddie's brother did a great job of evasive driving ...
... which he had left at home. His daughter was waiting at the end of the driveway, and delivered it to him with a bashful smile.
Lovely accommodation and convenient getaway destination close to the airport. Very friendly. Homey feeling. Food and room a little pricey as compared to other 'out of the way’ destinations. Lots of excursions available with this as the home base. Would definitely go ...
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