Hosteria La Andaluza
Travel Blogs from Riobamba
... eat in the camp. It is kind of like their version of oatmeal, but nothing like oatmeal. It is a powder that we mix with coffee and sugar. We also eat a lot of rice, rápido noodles (like ramon noodles), bread, and cookies. We drink a lot of hot coffee and hot oatmeal water. Hot food and drink is essential for warmth out there. Last Thursday, I was doing a lot of collecting, so we were not walking much, and it had been raining all morning. I was so cold, ...
... for our trip what going to be a 2.5 hour ride and the ticket was $1.90 per person. I could have traveled from one side of the country to the other for less than $5.00. There are so many buses. And these are not the "crowded, chicken buses" most people would think of when thinking of a bus ride in a developing county. These are regular coach buses with bathrooms and some of the show movies too. My favorite part of traveling by local bus are the entrepreneurs that get ...
... with a very messy situation, and that is beetle larvae. A banana leaf is brought out, with squirming, yellow, pulsating, huge worm things, named locally as Suri. There is a sudden silence as everyone wonders (but obviously knows) what will happen next! The Shaman invites us to the kitchen where we are shown how they are prepared. At the centre of the wriggling body, a rip must be made (with your fingers) and small brown strings of guts must be pulled put (with your ...
... gears of which I have no
experience. When we reached El Casa Del Arbol it was pretty cloudy, but it didn't take long for the clouds to separate and the sun to shine through onto the mountains below. Another incredible view. We were also hoping to get a glimpse of the erupting volcano Tungurahua
butfrustratingly there were still clouds in that direction so no luck. The swing itself was exhilarating enough to make you glad you made the effort to go see it (and go ...
... front of the big waterfall. It took at least 45 minutes to get there. Twice we had to wade through the river rather perilously but luckily nobody fell in! They were at sections where it was more like a stream than a river, but the water was still very fast-running. We'd borrowed wellies from our accommodation so we didn't get wet.
Once we arrived at the big waterfall we got into the pool in front of it as quickly as possible. The water was lovely, cool and refreshing. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center