Balandra Hotel Cabanas
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
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... it. From my view he is talking Natural Law and the Heart – he’s is just missing the idea that were he gets God’s law from is a book written eons ago for a warrior culture. Do I read the bible? No, well yes every 10 years or so I skim through it. He gives me his card and encourages me. The answers are there, he says. We part: he full of bliss that he has done his duty: I full of bliss that I didn’t even try – just blessed him and ...
... a good time. And we spent some dolares which, incidentally, is the official currency of Ecuador. You can still find the official exchange rate on line which something like 24,000 pesos to the dollar. Inflation!
According to the small information pamphlet Crystal issues for each port, Manta is the largest seaport in Ecuador. It is a small place, with a population of about 217,000. It is apparently a large fishing port as well as we ...
... instructor at a place in the village, so Celeste and I walked down there this morning and took a class. It was in a really funky "hippie" type place called "Camping Iguana". There were actually little tents in the courtyard (Gabriela lived in one!) and the rest of the accommodations were like dorms. Anyway, we moved some of the tents to the side, and set up our yoga mats. Myself, Celeste, a young girl from Australia, and another middle ...
... the trip so we stuck together for the journey and our time in Otavalo.
Border crossing was easy peasy, couple more hours travel and we were checked in to our hotel and the first double bed we've had in about 2 weeks! Headed out for dinner at 4.30pm and were home in bed for a movie by 6.30pm. Had amazing steak and pork, finished off with a massive slice of pie - chocolate for Marcus, apple for me.
We had the best introduction ...
... lunch items, like quiche, focaccia sandwiches, and espresso.
The German bakery, Deli Cream, around the corner from us was fun! Each visit was always filled with good conversation, as the owner, Michael, speaks English well, besides Spanish and his native German. He's been in Ecuador around 30 years. Their big baking operation was in Cuenca -- and some of it still is, but on a smaller scale now. Him and his really sweet wife, Carmen, who's from ...