Quito Old Town

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 04, 2008

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Adventure - $16, ensuite, sat, kitchen use, good

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Monday, May 5, 2008

OK! OK! Call us picky for changing hotel after one night in Quito, but we had our reasons. It seems we are Mrs and Mr Difficult with hotels lately and that we either keep changing rooms or hotels.

In Alausi it was due to the night visitors (mice) eating our food. Here in Quito it was a question of survival! Both of us were suffering a bit of a bad stomach yesterday, and we only realised there was no window to open in the room at the "Amazon Inn" hotel when it was too late to change....midnight!

We will save other gruesome details related to last night from the general public, but letīs just say the room got a bit hot and it made sleeping difficult, especially at 3,000 metres height where oxygen is not as available.

Anyway, so first thing we did today is wander around a couple of streets to find another hotel...and Bingo! we found a much better, larger and even cheaper place down the road. So we will stay there for the last 2 nights until we move to Panama.
The sun has been shining all day (until the 2pm clounds come in) so we had a great long walk from the New Ciy to the Old City of Quito. Our guide book stated that "some sort of public transport is required" which makes the distance sound like large...it only took us 15 minutes from one point to the other. We have detected so many errors in the information on the travel guide that either the writer was fully drunk all his-her stay, or they have simply not been here (Footprint South American Guidebook).
We attach the pictures we took today. A great little colonial area with lots of small streets and squares to walk around.
Meanwhile in closeby Bolivia all chaos has broken loose after the anti-Evo Morales (official government) region of Santa Cruz voted 80% in favour of autonomy. Basically they are tired of him making the country go pear shaped and want their own government. Other regions will soon follow...and civil war perhaps?
Chavez stated that it was all organised by USA. Of course, of course. Nice boy Chavez. Sit!

Finally: we seem to be becoming a bit of travel "gurus" with thousands of internet readers following our webpage...so many we canīt even count them! But especially nice:
- Our videos are now posted on "Tripadvisor" (2 links here)



- German popular magazine "Brigitte" has an article from Veronika travelling in Bolivia:
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