Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... to make the bus journey over the peak of the Andes during daylight so we could take in the scenery.
We walked across the square were the bus dropped us and jumped in a taxi, asking him to take us to a hostel we had read about in our guidebook. We had contemplated walking at one point, until we saw the hills. We were glad we didn't walk as the taxi struggled to get up the hill in first gear! He came to a halt on more than ...
... We are completely stunned by such kindness. We leave our stuff and return back to our hosts. Tea, coffee and snacks are on the table ready to be enjoyed. The rest of his family arrives, we stayed some time discussing or more accurately trying to understand and be understood. Wonderful moment and what a welcome ! Terry could not believe it and I'm glad to have introduced him to this incredible way of travelling. A good night is promised... ...
... and a late pint of coffee at my favourite spot in the hopes of lasting until midnight.
My daylight strolls revealed some a strong local following for
the New Years Eve custom of burning/blowing up effigies of people that have
wronged you throughout the year so that you let the bad feelings go and start
afresh. Sound like a great idea to me – I would have a massive bonfire of bus
employees, everyone who charged gringo prices and ...
... value of the pictures were what really caused her great sadness. So, with a bad taste in our mouths, we headed to our couchsurfing hostsī house. Edu was a 20 year old student living with his parents, who wrote on his profile that he could host up to TEN people--so the five of us decided, why not? We had less than a couch...we pulled cushions off of the chairs and slept on the floor, but Edu was really friendly and so was his family (especially his little ...
... only people in the Hostal which probably has a maximum capacity of 40 guests!
We wander around the city centre and explore the markets and squares and it seems a very relaxed kind of place, much less frenetic than some others we have stayed. As it is a nice sunny day we get tantalising glimpse of Volcano Chimborazo which, at 6300m is the highest mountain in Ecuador, the peak of which is allegedly a couple of metres higher than Everest when measured from the centre ...