Hostal El Monasterio
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... and I'm having some trouble adjusting. I feel that I can never catch my breath and have a light but persistent headache.
The van ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca was beautiful and virtually all vertical; very reminiscent of going to Volcan, Panama. Similar climate.
I did virtually no research for this trip, as Davita handled most of my arrangements, and although I usually play the role of tour guide, ...
... Twas very interesting. Then we walked back to the hostel to eat supper and go to bed.
Yesterday, we went to Museo del Banco Central Pumapungo which included an archaeological park. On display were Incan ruins. Ruins are buildings or houses or even whole cites that have been buried by the forest for a long time and archaeologists rediscover them. We went to the park while my mom and dad went to the DHL. We only played on the exercise equipment. Then we had dinner.
We arrived into Cuenca about 8am and checked into our hostel, La Casa Cuencana. Our hostel is really cute, it's 3 different buildings and luckily we seem to have one to ourselves. We have 3 floors, first with kitchen and dining room, second with our living area and then the top with our room and bathroom. We love it, so nice to have our own space and not be in a room with up to 18 others. The first thing we do is crash out. We both had a really terrible sleep on the bus with all ...
... You could be within millimetes of them (no exageration) swim over, under and around them and it was all the same to them, they would just keep feeding. Some times a sea lion would come over for a peer into your googles, roll around, swim around you and then swoon off. It was amazing. I saw lots of fish life, a shark and sting rays. while snorkeling.
After the Galapagos I went to Mindo. Mindo is know for its ...
... that hold arty type markets. So I found my way to a town called Gualeceo. On arrival however on asking locals they only market I could find was the food market which was fine but not exactly what I was looking for. They kept saying I had to catch a bus to the market so I assumed they meant the nearby town of Chordeleg. It was only a couple of kilometers so decided to walk and get some exercise (although I do a lo of walking just normally but nice to do ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal El Monasterio Cuenca
the staff is super friendly, free WIFI and kitchen use, thy offer laundry service and all rooms are super clean. Make sure you get a room with a window!
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