Hosteria Ecologica El Faro
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... br> Back at the hotel I was able to use one of the two computers provided for guests to back up the photos from the small camera to the portable hard drive but the Ubuntu (free open source) software they had installed would not recognise the large camera at all and there was no software that could be used to compress the photo files for use on the web - and so another blog entry went up without illustrations. Just goes to prove Microsoft isn't all bad.
... saw the cuy being
cooked on a specially designed rotisserie – there doesn’t look much meat on
them, lots of bones and still their massive front teeth in place. Thought $10
was a bit rich more my tastes but considering there were being sold alive at
over $5 a pop at the market, that’s less than 100% mark up for skinning,
basting and rotating them manually!
Had a late lunch of roast pork and crackling at the ...
... value of the pictures were what really caused her great sadness. So, with a bad taste in our mouths, we headed to our couchsurfing hostsī house. Edu was a 20 year old student living with his parents, who wrote on his profile that he could host up to TEN people--so the five of us decided, why not? We had less than a couch...we pulled cushions off of the chairs and slept on the floor, but Edu was really friendly and so was his family (especially his little ...
... only people in the Hostal which probably has a maximum capacity of 40 guests!
We wander around the city centre and explore the markets and squares and it seems a very relaxed kind of place, much less frenetic than some others we have stayed. As it is a nice sunny day we get tantalising glimpse of Volcano Chimborazo which, at 6300m is the highest mountain in Ecuador, the peak of which is allegedly a couple of metres higher than Everest when measured from the centre ...
at 2750m didnt excite as much as we had hoped. We thought about doing a
hike or cycle there but they sounded and ended up better in the next
town, Banos. Riobamba is most famous for its close proximity to the
countrys largest peak, Volcan Chimborazo standing at 6310m. I
comtemplated taking it on for a while, but the fact ...