Hosteria La Andaluza
Travel Blogs from Riobamba
... but without internet I can’t try finding it and Riobamba is a big city so we opt to hire a taxi to take us there… turns out we were (by fluke on the right road) only two blocks away. We are staying at Mansion Santa Isabella (http://mansionsantaisabella.com/) …the price is right and the location is right. We are five blocks walk to the market… we opt to unpack our things later and head straight down to the market. It is getting late in the day ...
... of very slippery dirt and cow dung, EXTREMELY steep, surrounding on each side by a low barbed wire fence situated between two fields of cows--nearly unwalkable. No more than 7 minutes into our walk, we heard a rumble, and a BOOM. Yep, it was volcano Tungurahua. We dove under the barbed wire fence despite the bulls hanging around the field and took photos. "Wow! We're so lucky! This is amazing!" Then, it erupted again. This time, we saw ...
... a piece of land 60 kilometres by 30 kilometres. Most old hacienda families have had to sell off the land, keeping only the house, and many have opened restaurants and B&B’s to help cover the expenses. Now “hacienda” refers to a home rather than an estate.
The Hacienda La Compañía de Jesús was originally a Jesuit holding. When King Carlos III of Spain evicted Jesuits ...
... much easier. after a 3 hour climb up and 2 hours back down, we were all dead and ready for some food at this great little lodge at the foot of the mountain. After lunch, we took a bus ride to the same area as Baños (see earlier post) where we stayed in a hostal in a small town called Río Verde. We also did the same hike that I had done earlier to the waterfall called "El Diablo." Our hostal was ...
... dancing up and down and over vehicles for some strange reason –
trying to get tips to buy booze maybe?
Firecrackers and small hand held rockets were being set off
all the time but there was no organised display or cultural events. It all went
off at midnight, with bonfires of the effigies in the streets and fireworks
everywhere. Thankfully the streets and pavements are cobbled otherwise there
would be massive puddles of tarmac.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center