Hotel Sun Beach Salinas
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Salinas
... and the taxi smelt of burnt fan belt rubber!
Fortunately the hostel had a room available, which was just as well as we didn't really have a plan B. The room was basic, and came off a courtyard where the receptionist was watching TV with the volume turned up sufficiently that it could be heard in all the rooms (and possibly adjoining buildings!), but after a whole day of travelling we were shattered and drifted off despite the ...
... We are completely stunned by such kindness. We leave our stuff and return back to our hosts. Tea, coffee and snacks are on the table ready to be enjoyed. The rest of his family arrives, we stayed some time discussing or more accurately trying to understand and be understood. Wonderful moment and what a welcome ! Terry could not believe it and I'm glad to have introduced him to this incredible way of travelling. A good night is promised... ...
... for small change, all the time. $50 dollar notes are unusable, and best taken to the bank to be broken down, even $20s are received rather frostily. The game seems to be "what is the largest note I can use here, to generate the most useful change" - not many card machines either!
So Riobamba was a nice pit stop, but nothing to hang around for without the train. We decided to get to Cuenca asap, which was another 6hr bus. The bus ...
... appetising! We pass through a few of these villages managing to avoid the drunk pedestrians and eventually, 35kms later, we arrive back in a small village which is just packing up after its fiesta. For a small village they have clearly been doing a lot of celebrating!
We load the bikes back onto the 4WD and, completely exhausted, head back to Riobamba, totally understanding why brother in law John is addicted to mountain biking. Death Road in Bolivia, here we come... ...
... track thinned out where the rock was covered in ice, so it was super slippery, we persisted in this for a while but then the guide instructed us to put our crampons on, well he put them on for us, i had no idea how to and there was no chance i was taking my gloves off it was pretty cold and that wind would cause frost bite pretty quickly. Once we got our crampons on, i got a very brief lesson on how to walk in them correctly, pretty funny, a brief 1 ...