Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
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Travel Blogs from Salinas
... my legs to move they had gone to jelly and were useless, my breaks got closer and closer together, then it got to the stage where i would take 6 steps then collapse, the do it all again. The worst bit was that we were soo close just a couple of hundred metres to go, but our guide wasn't happy and we had pushed him a fair bit to get this far, was trying to call it quits earlier blaming it on the wind, but we talked him out of it. But it got to the stage were ...
... so we relied on the trusty Lonely Planet which guided us to The Oasis Hostel. We got to the hostel but unfortunately they were full but the owner said he has another house where he puts guests whenever he has this situation. So off we went in his car a few blocks up the road to another normal free standing house. At first we were a little confused as it didn't look anything like a hostel but he showed us around and then gave us a set of keys to lock it up whenever ...
... at the school! They greeted them each day with lots of hugs and when we shared our Canadian culture with the school on our last day, they were given lots of cards made by students. We will never forget the students and volunteers we met in Salasaka!
If anyone out there wants to make a small donation to some great kids, you can do it here. Believe me, even $10 goes a loooonnng way in Salaska where a truck/bus ride costs 15 cents!
... on a shoestring" book, it would be the end of this wonderfully unspoilt market.
Riobamba itself is not extraordinary as a destination but has some charming run-down colonial buildings hidden between modern concrete houses. It also feels a lot safer than Quito and has a lot of indigenous people. From Parque 21 de abril (known by locals als Lomo a Quito) Volcán Chimborazo is visible on a clear day (odds are good at dawn or ...
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 ...