Hostel Valhalla

Panamerican Highway south of Machachi at Km 19, Cotopaxi, Ecuador | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Cotopaxi

The Cruel Cotopaxi Climb

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey


... rests, and I was beginning to worry that I had suffered serious dehydration or worse. Consuming gatorade and water, and trying to shield my eyes from the glare off the snow to avoid snow-blindness (my sunglasses had frozen over) we made our slow and painful descent, eventually reaching the bottom of the glacier. After we had unshackled our crampons and harnesses we continued, although Will strangely rushed ahead - we're still not sure what his hurry was, he was ...

Loop-the-Quilotoa Loop

A travel blog entry by dan_and_casey


... and after much bushbashing through corn fields, we found the bridge and crossed it.

Following this was a difficult, almost vertical climb along a muddy track to the top of the mountain where we rejoined the road. Here, somehow, Casey and I both misread the instructions which said to turn right...we turned left. After hiking for around half an hour we asked a local, who said we were heading the right way. After an hour we asked another local, who told us we were heading ...

Good Things Come To Those That Try!

A travel blog entry by doove


... been on buses for 24 hours, I had in my head I deserved beer and would try to go out that night. In reality, after checking in and having my one beer I was far too shattered to do anything apart from sleep. A shame as with the week ahead, that proved to be the last opportunity I would have to go out on the whole trip…

Either way, I couldn’t really go out anyway, as Ecuador happened to be another one of those countries where absolutely none of the ...

Biking Down a Volcano

A travel blog entry by blake.tom


... by taxi where I would be staying for only one night. This was the first time that I felt a little alone as there was no one around at the hostel when I arrived and I wasn't quite sure what was round the corner. However after doing a bit of research for the following few days, soon enough I met a couple of room mates, one English guy and one French guy. Before going for dinner I made my mind to book a single flight to the Galapogas (wahay!). That night we ...

Down to the Lagoon

A travel blog entry by -ninavale-


... typical place for a boat trip on the lake. We resisted the temptation to go up the path on the back of one of the horses that ply up and down the crater, and after an hour we returned to the top. Just in time for a last look at the panorama before those few glimpses of sunshine that we enjoyed during the morning left space to pouring rain. Maybe we didn't choose the best time to come here, because it rains almost every day and the clouds cover all the mountains ...


This hostel is located on Panamerican Highway south of Machachi at Km 19, Cotopaxi.
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