Travel Blogs from Riobamba
This morning we leave early without breakfast, loading up our luggage in our new, slightly larger bus. At least all of our luggage fits now in the back luggage area. We drive south now towards Quito, but stop after only a few miles at the Hacienda La Compañía in Cayambe. The Jarrin family built the house in the early 1900's. The furniture and much …
So we left the weavers and folk singers behind for Riobamba. We climbed (more like drove, but you get the idea) higher and higher in altitude, if you weren't sick already you were going to be. Riobamba is a small little town in the mountains, oh my goodness what an amazing hotel/hostel we stayed in. Why can’t all hotels in Ecuador be like …
... br> and swim around a bit. We were quite the spectacle for everyone left on the
beach! The first night we met many fellow travels, discussed our first
impressions of Ecuador and the cultural challenges we have encountered thus
far. It was interesting hearing the different perspectives from everyone in the
group, especially the differences between male and female experiences. The
extreme presence of Machismo in Ecuador (and most parts of ...
We spent 3 weeks in Ecuador, sticking mostly to the Andean Mountainous route and at times, shivering ourselves to sleep. We had a lot of adventures during such weeks, most of which were good, but some of which could only be defined as complete mishaps (to be explained later). Ecuadorians are super kind, and have a shy friendliness much like the people of El Salvador and we felt really happy being amongst the crowd. Unlike Colombia, there is a HUGE ...
They also have a load of raw sugar cane, which they offer in juices or to buy sticks of it. We purchased a bag of the sticks, essentially raw sugar cane that has been peeled and cut into thick strips. You can't really eat it as its so fibrous and tough, but you bite and suck it for a sweet juice. Pretty tasty. Sugared out, we returned to our hostel to cook some dinner.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking