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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Montecarlo Ibarra
Travel Blogs from Ibarra
... usually comprising lentils, rice, tree tomatoes and huge slabs of 'homegrown' pork and their chucks, spiced with herbs grown in the back yard, as well as hand pressed juice from fruit which had fallen from the surrounding trees. Wherever we went, we were offered warm handshakes, homemade treats, locally grown coffee and on one occasion Marcelo insisted on us downing 3 shots of sugar cane liquor (my personal favourite!) before we left for the 12pm bus. ...
Although I would never be mistaken for a mountain man, I cannot deny their pull. Since long before they became the domain of West Coast elitists and psychotic woodsman, mountains have held a mythology all their own. The final frontier, the gateway to the Coast – a dreamscape for the pretend-poor and moonshiners alike. ...
... What I wasn't expecting to see was puppies and kittens for sale. I've never seen trays and cages of puppies for sale in my life and it's not something I'd like to witness again. Seeing cats and kittens crawl over each other in a tiny cage was an uncomfortable watch. It's easy to judge and say it's cruel. In my eyes it is but we all had to remind ourselves we're not in our first world countries and this is just how it is here.
We crossed the Equator for the
first time! We had a bit of a countdown on the truck with beers poised, all
agreeing that we wouldn’t open them till we got to the ‘0’ point, but the road
was so windy it took ages – freezing cold beers soon heated up going round the
mountains. There wasn’t a sign or anything so we all had our phones out looking
at the GPS co-ordinates, ...
... the locals. I found that this preservation of tradition was even more apparent in Otavalo. It was amazing to see, even with so much influence from the rapidly-modernising world that Otavalians(?)still wear their history and culture with pride. I'd never seen anything like it. I wished there was a way of respectfully taking photos of the indigenous people of Otavalo so that I could show you all back home. But truthfully I didn't want ...