Hostal El Monasterio
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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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... Le trajet de nuit n'était pas si mal, en dehors des constants arrêts du bus. Aurelie a dormi tout le long, moi j'étais bien éveillé (certainement à cause du café). Nous sommes arrivés une heure plus tôt à Cuenca (03h30). Nous avons décidé d'attendre jusqu'à une heure raisonnable dans la gare jusqu'à ce que notre auberge ouvre. J'ai enfin réussi à m'endormir sur les genoux d'Aurelie ...
... decent bars, etc.) in town. The availability and price of fresh foods is awesome. There are also lots of sights to see not far from the city (will update you as I start to take advantage of that). And I have already met some cool gringos here, so that makes things better.
Now for the down side. Oh, Cuenca. The people here are in my humble and limited experience so far, not what I consider to be friendly, at least not to ...
... of straw hats, but close enough. On the other hand, it would be stupid to leave without first having put our hands on one of the wonderful creations that are the pride of the city where we are: the Panama hats. No, we haven't been magically teleported in Central America, we are still in Ecuador and more specifically in the beautiful colonial city of Cuenca. Funny how a name can be so misleading, especially when it comes to something so traditional as to be almost ...
The highway down the central highlands of Ecuador is beautiful and easy -- so easy that your mind wanders and you wonder why they are using up their money subsidizing the price of gasoline -- $ 2.10 a gallon of premium must be the cheapest in the continent. I know they produce it, but it doesn't last for ever, and that price gives all the wrong signals. As it is, there are lots of new cars, very few hybrids that I could notice, with KIA and Hyundai by far ...
... line-height: normal;">Yesterday we woke up early and took a taxi to the bus station. The Guayaquil bus station is huge with tons of stores and it reminds me of a mall more than a bus station. We took a four hour bus ride to Cuenca. Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador, with almost 300,000 people. It is another city, like Bahia de Caráquez, with a lot of Americans retiring and moving there. This is because it is very cheap considering how big of a city it is.