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Travel Blogs from Quito
... I would really like the weekends to lesson plan. Fingers crossed that plan doesn't get thrown out the window next cycle because I got assigned a new class. I'll probably do one trip this month and maybe one side trip aside from the Galapagos next month. I'm looking into getting scuba certified so I might do that on the long weekend in May. If not, maybe one last trip to Banos. Getting the feeling I should've brought my wet suit ...
... didn't go the greatest today, but definitely had worse sessions.
Class went later into the evening again (surprise, surprise). Just as well, went home, had dinner and got ready for bed. Need to catch up on some sleep after last night. At least I'll sleep well with the rain. Thankfully it waited until I got home before the downpour again. ...
... a slight taste to see what it was, she said it tasted like pavlova fluff, haha. Nothing flash so head off in search of a drink. We come across a little bar with a balcony overlooking the street and with a great view of the Panecillo hill and statue all lit up at night. Not having a real clue what was on the menu, we decide to order a jarra de canelazo in the hope it meant a jar of wine. After a few minutes, we are greeted by a steaming green liquid ...
... had closed some of the roads to open them up for cyclists who could be just as pesky as the cars.
I made it back to the hostel just in time to watch The End of the World which Kate had put on. I'd peviously tried watching it on a Super Monday up Paul's and in the snippets we saw between the banter didn't think much of it despite the high quality cast. My opinion hasn't changed. Very much a WTF? kinda movie. After that ...
... Shamans. The Taoist master had the same message. How are things in North America? Here it seems like the world is waking up.
Nuggets. (These are notes for folks who are actually going to travel to Ecuador – of course all are welcome to read them.)
- The exchange rates are killer. And the bank machine I used at the biggest, poshest bank I could find is a minefield for the English. Given the choice I asked for instructions in English. ...
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