Hotel El Quijote
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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First stop the Panama Hat factory!! Called Panama hats because they were first worn by workers on the Panama Canal who were wanting a light hat to wear whilst working. They were so popular they soon became confused with Panama but in actual fact they are made in Ecuador. Made of toquilla fibres, they are called toquilla in Ecuador. We had a fantastic morning looking at the entire process - how the fibres ...
Today was pretty fun. First, Simone and I cooked up an amazing breakfast and talked to this cool California girl I met at Casa Amarilla in Cali, Colombia who happened to be staying at the same hostel as me here in Cuenca as well. A few nights ago, I posted on Facebook asking my friends if they knew any good budget places in Cuenca to stay at. The two people who responded were Cali, who I met a few weeks earlier in the Galapagos, ...
... charged us a couple bucks more than some young backpackers we met at the park, so apparently we looked old and wealthy. That was made up for because entrance to the park is free on Sunday. We talked to the rangers and they suggested a trek that would take a few hours and go up a n nearby hill. It looked easy enough on the map but ended up being one of the most challenging treks I've done. We did the route in reverse so missed the warning sign at the trailhead: ...
... was quite the adventure just trying to stand up on the bus after my legs already felt like jelly.
I made it back to Cuenca around 5:30pm and have just chilled at the hostel for the night. I’m absolutely exhausted after the day of hiking and traveling, so it feels good to just chill tonight. I’m meeting up with Andrea tomorrow to check out a little town or two outside of Cuenca, so that should be ...
the Inca buildings and temple. They have gone to a lot of trouble with the
gardens here growing local food and medicinal plants and there was an aviary
where we saw our first Toucans. Their colours make them look like they are
painted. We then found a nice Austrian café for cake and coffee before
wandering through both the local fruit and meat/fish markets ...