Luz del Mar Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Los Silos
... city at 5:00 in the morning or a stroll along the sand on the beach, I always have the potential to make an impact on people and let them impact me. This island, my friends, the hospital and this culture have impacted me significantly more than I thought they would, and I can only hope that I could do the same for them. Now that I've had my five weeks, I'm ready to go home and get ready for the rest of my life--it's been a good one so far, but I can tell it's only going to get better!
... unit. Unfortunately, today was a very quiet day and they only had two patients on the unit. Mary Hunter and I stood around for awhile and didn't get to see anything too exciting, so after about a half hour, one of the residents took us down to la planta where other patients were staying.
In la planta, we saw mostly women who had either recently completed labor, were experiencing premature contractions or who had super high hypertension/large ...
... creating a huge cave where animals and vegetation can form. We got to see one of the largest in the world, and it was one of the most unique things I've ever experienced. Everything was completely pitch black, which is why our helmets had lights attached to them. The floor of this cave was extremely rugged and hard to walk on, and the roof was rough and covered with micro stalactites. We trudged our way through the cave with our guide, learning about the different kinds of ...
... one area we were told the huge Russian development had only sold 10% of the units and let a further10% having 80% just standing idle. Several other sites had been built to varying levels and clearly stopped when the cash ran out leaving broken hearts and loosing thousands of euros for the unlucky investors. Such is the story of an economy reliant on tourism.
There was one small coastal town which felt good even though it held quite a few ...
... trip, and since it's been awhile since any of us have had semi-American food, we all dug in.
The next morning, we went on a hike in a northern part of the island called Teno--a mountainous region. Since we were at such a high elevation, the vegetation was very similar to that of deserts--all kinds of cactus and weird flowers/shrubs that only grow in places where water is in short supply. The views from the trail were totally amazing; we were right on the edge of the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking