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 …
... 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 ...