Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
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Travel Blogs from Salinas
... the traditional Kichwa language and Diana the kindergarten teacher turned cook. The first two days Jim was helping with manual labour, collecting pine needles from the surrounding forest and covering the path ways to help keep down the dust. Salasaka is a very dusty place! The women use their traditional woolen shawl or a bandana to cover their faces. Jim was sick the last three days in Salasaka and rested in bed.
The boys made lots ...
... smoothly thanks to excellent preparation and great teamwork. Everyone's nerves were a little bit better after we got the first case done. The 5 month old was absolutely precious and a trooper (He didn't even require a sniff of a narcotic!). He too stayed stable throughout the case, and was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when it was time to wake up. Words cannot express the feeling of ...
Banos to Salinas
We caught a 9am
bus from Banos to Ambato,then in Ambato we got a bus heading towards
Guaranda (war-anda) – we've been lucky with the buses lately, no
waiting! In fact nearly every time we need a bus, BAM, it's leaving
in 5 minutes or less! The bus system here,all be it kinda crazy and
seemingly without order, runs well. For the bus to Guaranda, Kim had
to tell the ayudante that ...
... the Earth's surface from its center. Take that, Alps!
We eventually pull into Riobamba. Eduardo carefully navigates down a narrow road made even tighter by its fringe of fenced homes and turns into the parking area of our hotel for the evening.
Most of us have rooms in a smaller building, and spend our time, while waiting for our luggage to arrive, visiting each others unique and lovely rooms. A few bottles of local red wine are opened and a party commences. Salud!
... old hotel offered a quiet setting, with twelve rooms set over two floors around an internal courtyard. The cheerful well-furnished rooms come with all the mod-cons and music ticks away softly throughout the hotel. Their rates including breakfast were 72 & 98 dollars for 1 or 2 persons – though there is room for bartering.