We settled into our hostel, after being turned away from our first choice - apparently no room at the inn. Colonial House was a funky maze of rooms and cubbies in a 200 year old building, complete with wi-fi, a cooler full of Pilsners, and a great back garden (check out the gym equipment). The cost....$10/person.
|Colonial House, Quito|
|The Gym, Quito-Way|
|El Panecillo - Virgin of Quito|
|El Jefe - Non-Virgin of Sundancer|
|El Basilico del Voto Nacional|
|Into the Bowels|
Ending our first day was The Strangest View, at the Monastery of Santa Catalina. Actual cloistered nuns, gruesome crucifixes, and the secreted bones of an assassinated Ecuadorian president, rounded out the day in a certain style. The trip to this bell tower was also pretty great.
|Santa Catalina Monastery View|
Not a bad way to start our inland travels...