Hotel El Conquistador
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... of the weather. The site was still pretty awesome especially the
remains of the sun temple which had these amazing acoustics and niches which
were aligned to different times of the year. We decided to go for a short walk
to see this very unusual rock formation nearby which is the side of a cliff
which when viewed from below looks like the face of an Inca. Some
archaeologists believe it was carved by the Incas and it was the most
fascinating site. The ...
... 241;aries, until the Inca empire spread north into Ecuador and took them over. In some places in Ecuador the evidence suggests that the Inca's destroyed the locals and took over, but at this site we can see that the Incas and Cañaries lived together. The architecture is a mixture of both cultures. The cañaries were moon worshipers and the Incas worshipped the sun, and at this site there is a temple to each. Quite a few ancient human remains were found here. In one ...
... so it all worked out for the best!
Then we went out to Cajas National Park, a long taxi ride waaay up into the mountains where the air was super-thin (we were panting like a dog in the park, ha ha). But the scenery was, of course, amazing! And it only rained a little bit. Lunch was really authentic - fish and rice, and served really cold, which I think is the original method. Tasted really gross, and the hot chocolate tasted like lukewarm dishwater, but sooo ...
... few moments when I truly felt like I was in a tropical paradise because we were able to swim with and approach the sea lions with relative ease. Much to our dismay, we had to leave the cove and go back on the bus so we could board the boat back to Santa Cruz. After another unforgettable two hour boat ride, we went back to the hotel to drop off our backpacks and get spending money. Next, we walked to an area with gift shops and spent an hour buying souvenirs. ...
... and my last night in Ecuador so went for a nice tapas dinner, poor Annette wasn't feeling well so didn't eat much, we were walking her back to hostel when we passed a bar with the sounds of salsa music. Nothing perks Annette up like a bit of salsa so called one for 'one drink' and maybe a dance. Still on the dance floor a couple of hours later having met some really nice Columbians (3 guys and a girl) from Cali who were also on holiday, they were all amazing dancers and had a lot ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility