The not-so-nice aspect of travelling lots!
Trip Start Oct 16, 2012
136Trip End Apr 20, 2013
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We spent the second morning exploring the Old Town, and walking amongst the tall, old, colonial buildings and churches
Unfortunately when we returned to the hostel in the afternoon, Kory realised that along with the cycle shorts the hotel guy had also taken our bicycle pump, and had also helped himself to some of our money. When he told me, I had steam coming out of my ears, but Kory managed to keep things in perspective and reminded me that at least the items could easily be replaced as we were in a big city and not in a remote, rural village. I just hated the idea of someone sneaking into our room and rummaging through our belongings whilst we were out the evening before. When I looked on Trip Advisor I found that the hotel was renowned for this trick of stealing things whilst you are out of the room but only taking things that you won't realise have gone until you have checked out. It was really unfortunate that we hadn't read the reviews before we stayed there. So, off we went to replace the bicycle pump, which thankfully was a fairly easy task
We found an Indian restaurant, which made delicious, authentic dishes and breads. We enjoyed this treat both nights that we were in the New Town and wished that we could dine on Indian meals more regularly. Although our stay in Quito was marred by having some of our stuff taken, I really enjoyed exploring the capital city and felt that it gave us a better insight into the Ecuadorian culture. We were both excited about getting back on the road again after our two day stop, as we were both feeling in good health again and had recovered well from our illnesses.