Hotel La Fontana
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- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... always a bonus.
We found a taxi to take us to our accommodation. The taxis are a lot more legitimate looking here than in Peru. Ecuador uses US dollars which makes it a bit more expensive than in Peru. We payed about 4 USD to get a 20min taxi which is still pretty cheap. The taxis have meters here but none of them seem to use them.
We reached our accommodation easy enough which was a place in the inner city surrounded by big walls. We had a standard four person dorm ...
... sollte. Hier ist Vorsicht geboten, dies ist eine Masche um Touristen um ihr Geld zu erleichtern. Ich kannte die Masche und sagte ihm das mein Ziel Baños sei. Er lotste mich umgehend zu einem Schalter wo ein Kollege von ihm saß. Dort händigte mir der Verkäufer ein Ticket aus, ohne das ein Preis aufgedruckt war. Er meinte das Ticket koste 127 Dollar! Ich hatte mich aber vorher informiert und wusste, dass ein Ticket zwischen 10 - 12 ...
... their own lanes, sometimes three when there is only room for two! However, road rage is apparently very rare and everyone seems to good-naturedly accommodate other motorists who need to push in. Horns are used extensively like an audible indicator to let others know there is someone coming up beside them but usually politely (a toot) rather than aggressively, strange as that sounds.
However, no such concessions are made for pedestrians. The procedure seems to be to ...
... displayed. Very cool way of getting to know more about this beautiful land.
We also braved two very different markets. The first was the artisan' market - woven blankets, scarves, musical instruments, and all the kitsch that anyone could handle. Much of it was handmade, but I'm pretty sure there was some "Made in China" souvenirs amongst the genuine articles. However, it felt like running the gauntlet even to get through the stalls. So we ...
... for walking to lots of sightseeing spots and restaurants. Plus, it was time to enjoy a little bit of plush for a change!
The room was beautiful with a wonderful view of a flowered hillside and the Rio Guayas. There was a lovely terrazzo at the end of the hall with comfortable seating and a bar suggesting a nice wine selection.
Our first disappointment was the intermittent, if not inoperative, WiFi. Nowhere in the hotel could you go ...