Hotel Francisco II
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... to be haunted. Two hundred years ago, an owner did away with some opponents and buried them in the 9-foot wide pumice walls of a wing that was being constructed at the time. Gonzalo, who says he doesn’t believe in ghosts, claims to have had an other-worldly experience himself!
All right – food! Ecuador is pretty much a meat and potatoes country. Wheat is a common crop, so ...
... with impossibly steep hills and roads connecting them. Every flat plateu has a town on it, and every hill face that isn't sheer is cultivated. No film this time, but the view sufficed!
Riobamba is quite quiet, and the majority of the busy'ness is locals going about their day which was nice to observe. One thing to mention is that here even I feel like a giant. Very few of the locals make it much past 5' 5. Another observation is that everybody ...
... said were a kind of bean. Come to think of it,
the plants did looks a lot like the peas I grew in my garden as a kid. The
trail leveled out past a few settlements with some irresistibly cute kids
begging for our sweets. I don’t usually like beggars but the sweet parts of my
lunch are fair payment for pictures of such adorable little ones.
The post-lunch stop last third of the trek was ...
We had a brief dinner, then all went to bed early like 6pm to try and get a bit of rest. We where in this shack with tin roofs, that was rattling away in the wind which was pretty strong. That and combined with the adrenaline form the anticipation meant no one slept just rested and prepared ourselves for the encounter.
Then we got the knock on the door, it was time to go. So we got dressed into our heavy duty pants, jackets, ...
... different to me than how a kid in the states would be thinking. On Tuesday night before I left for Salinas, me and the boys hung out for a bit. We were talking, and I said that one thing I wouldn't miss about Ecuador was all the attention I get from guys, being white. They told me that the reason that happened is simply because here, a white girl is not something you see every day. But, that a "gringa" here does not necessarily mean a white girl, it means an ...