Hotel Oro del Mar I
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... languages, there cannot be a song more universally sung around the world.
Fattened up like Turkeys for Christmas we left the castle bidding Farewell to Mrs Doyle. There was no way we were walking anywhere just yet with our bloated stomachs so we jumped in a taxi to take us to the bus station. The only problem was that there were no buses running today, or at least not for foreigners. As the buses weren't running we asked ...
Le temps n'est pas terrible pour notre excursion à Cotopaxi, un des plus hauts volcans actifs du monde et nous ne sommes de toutes manières pas équipés pour le gravir. Le sommet est recouvert de neige et je n'ai seulement qu'une veste chaude mais ni gant ni écharpe, ni manteau. Nous avons donc décidé de partir plus au Sud vers Ambato et nous avons cherché un habitant qui pouvait nous accueillir ...
... Lou as I thought she was stealing my Kebab, disaster!!
The next morning we woke up with thick heads and I hobbled into the taxi to be taken for breakfast with our new found friends. The food we were given was called Balon, which is mashed up fied banana in balls with pieces of pork grissel in it and an egg on top. We found this to not be the most appetising meal, especially not with a hang over from hell, but some how we got through it ...
... water. Apparently it’s possible to keep roses for up to two weeks with this regimen.
We stopped for lunch at the Hacienda La Ciénega, one of Ecuador’s oldest estates having been founded in the early 17th century. The Plaza Lasso family belongs to Ecuador’s aristocracy; one member was president from 1901-05 and another from 1948-52. Interestingly, the hacienda is ...
... the name they give to those massive 2’ long seed pods I mentioned a few days ago. Supposedly they are good for the liver, so then went on my daily cold beer hunt.
Not a lot happening here on a Sunday (or ever?) – hardly anything open – despite being a state that will sell you a beer on a Sunday, there was trouble finding a place open. Same with dinner – ended up in a Chinese.
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