Hotel El Conquistador
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Omdat we nog een nacht moesten wachten eer we de jungle konden intrekken, beslisten we Baños achter ons te laten en nog een nachtje in Ambato door te brengen. FOUTE KEUZE! In deze stad is bitter weinig te zien tenzij je op zoek gaat naar kiekenkoten! Op elke hoek van elke straat vind je een Kentucky Fried Chicken of iets dat ervoor moet doorgaan. …
So we set out for Cuenca early Friday morning.
Our trip was to last until Sunday afternoon.
It's almost a 3 hours commute to Cajas National park, this is because the roads here in Ecuador are terrible. Most of them are being repaired/improved currently so we should be glad that it was only a 3 hour trip.
We started off in Cajas …
... the thundering mass of water spilling over the cliff! Another highlight was at a waterfall in which we swam - the water sprays hitting our faces like small needles as we plunged into the chilly waters (before making an extremely quick exit onto dry land again!). The group of 11 also embarked on a rafting adventure. It was a day of hoots, hollers, laughs and screams as we rode the rapids of the Pastaza River. Our raft definitely had the craziest guide - he ...
... in the traditional dress which for women seems to be a just below the knee length skirt with stockings and pumps or court shoes, with a shirt tucked in and a shawl around there shoulders, topped off with a black bowler type hat. Some of the clothes are lovely shades of pink, blue, green, and it's funny to see people dressed so smartly while tending the fields. What I've found out so far is how important the women are here, in charge of farming ...
... ever experienced even a tremor of an earthquake! Our next stop was at the Panama hat factory. Panama hats actually are made in the Andes. The plant itself is grown on the coast where the it is cut and dried and sent to the Andes to be made into hats. The hats can take 30 minutes to months to complete and can cost over $1,000! Needless to stay I stayed within my budget and still bought two hats: a pink and green hat which is larger for the sun and ...
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