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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... 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 ...
... up a couple of Otavaleņo guides, our intrepid driver navigated our bus up a rutted, windy road to a spot near the highest point of the crater.
Certainly the crater views were dramatic, and visible from multiple angles as we worked our way 3 miles down to the visitor center. Wildflowers were in bloom everywhere, including several colorful species of orchid, and were a strong supporting cast ...
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. ...
... forget free range and fairness to animals. First things I see? Pigs being walked like dogs, and people carrying chickens 2 at a time like they would a carrier bag, by the feet.
Walking through the market you have to squeeze past people carrying bags of what you only assume are chickens or other poultry. Sometimes it wasn't even a bag, it could have been a laundry basket or whatever else they could find to bring to carry ...
... are too busy selling, buying and trading a number of animals that could fill a zoo. Pigs, cows, horses, oxen, chicken, roosters, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, geese, ducks, goats, sheep, and in the midst of this chaotic Noah's Ark a solitary llama with a puzzled expression that seems to ask himself "where did I end up?"; the same thing that we ask ourselves, for that matter. Walking in the mud among the beasts, the chaos, the stench, the screams of men and animals, is ...