Hotel La Casona
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After the disappointment of the hotel breakfast in Baños, when we found out the breakfast in Cuenca was $6 and equally bad (if not worse), Greg and I decided to take matters into our own hands. We led a party of 8 to a breakfast place close to the hotel. Greg and I had a "traditional" breakfast of fried eggs, potato cubes covered in cheese and …
We started the day with news that Cotopaxi (the volcano we climbed just over a week ago) has started to erupt. We are no longer anywhere near it... not sure if this is a good or bad thing! Today, we were travelling from Baños to Cuenca. The orignal plan was to take two public buses, but instead Lucho organised a private mini bus so we could …
The bus journey was delightful with no headrests for hangover heads, though we did have an absolutely banging picnic on the roadside of cheese and copious avocado, which laura excluded is proving to be a group fave. There was one near hangover explosion from the lairy one but we made it to Cuenca relatively unscathed, and essentially retired to bed …
... After checking in we walked into the old
town and found the main plaza with 2 cathedrals facing either side of the
square. The people here are supposed to be very religious, which doesn’t
surprise us, as there is a church literally every second block. We were
convinced by a restaurant owner to have a late lunch, the set menu, for $4
each. This included a large soup, fish main course, a juice ...
... thing fool you, it is not warm here. It definitely took a while (weeks) to start to figure things out here; thank God for other people's blogs because they have been invaluable (that's how I finally found a bus map). I don't mind walking through my neighborhood and encountering some strays, but when I try to power walk or run, there are multiple dogs running with me down the street. Not cool. The altitude (over 8,000 feet) will ...