Hosteria La Andaluza
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... 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 tour guide centers, offers for bungee jumping, rafting, hiking, you name it--were screaming at us in terrible English to join their tours. We obviously succumbed eventually, because that's what we came for. Our big group of 16 people was split into 3, and mine decided to join a tour van that cost us 4 dollars per person. Us gringos were seated in the back, and despite the fact that it was 11am, they were totally blasting bad Spanish pop ...
... 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.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center