Hosteria Ecologica El Faro
Travel Blogs from Salinas
... track thinned out where the rock was covered in ice, so it was super slippery, we persisted in this for a while but then the guide instructed us to put our crampons on, well he put them on for us, i had no idea how to and there was no chance i was taking my gloves off it was pretty cold and that wind would cause frost bite pretty quickly. Once we got our crampons on, i got a very brief lesson on how to walk in them correctly, pretty funny, a brief 1 ...
... was a bit cloudy and cool for that time of year so we only went to the beach once. However being this close to the equator, it is possible to get a tan when it is cloudy. It was interesting to see how the ex pats as they call themselves live in this resort environment. Living in Ecuador is very cheap and housing is not expensive. You can get an 2000 sq ft. condo on the waterfront for under $200,000.
We are preparing for the last leg of our journey, three days in Panama ...
... family on the roadside. We stop again at a market, but no enthusiasm for getting out so we press on and having saved time take the scenic route which takes us up to 4,000 metres and snow on the road - a bit odd on the equator! We eventually get back to civilisation and get a meal. We visit a local town, then on to the old colonial style hotel near Riobamba, with an active volcano on the way. Dinner with the group was a bit ...
... we went to take a seat at her restaurant. Not there, over there with at the bench that wasnt part that possibly had been torn out of a funeral parlors mortuary.
Oh well, the food will be good. After a few minutes and some heated ordering a stale roll, raw egg, watered down juice and three coffees arrived. Now I dont drink coffee and 2 of us said no coffee but she had gone to the trouble of bringing over 3 cups of hot water and a tin of coffee aka make ...
We loved Salinas! It was definitely a place we could live. The weather is perfect 8 months out of the year, it is slow paced, just loved it. We made a real effort to find an apartment there, however, rent is very expensive. Whoever says that Cuenca is the most expensive city to live in Ecuador, is just plain wrong.
It's decided, we will be moving to the Otavalo/Cotacachi area (to be exact--Atuntaqui) and not the coast.
The day we got back from Salinas ...
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking