Mansion Alcazar Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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So having made my way back to Quito and stayed in La Rabida for one more night. I decided to eat out and stumbled across a restaurant that rather bizarrely served only fondue - it turned out to be rather good! The following morning I was collected by Bonnie, my charming guide for the next few days, and we set off to the station. On the …
... paperbark (brought here from Australia), political messages painted in large letters on houses, farmers either use cows and a yoke for ploughing or do it by hand, small farmers do not have a milking shed – women simply sit out in the field to do the milking, children bring the animals in as night falls, saw many women coming home from the farms with large bags of produce on their backs eg., lucerne, most common car seems to be Chevrolet twin-cab ...
... town. As it turns out this is probably only 20-50 cents over the meter anyways so jot worth refusing the taxi for! At the hostel I checked into a room, luckily with ample space as I'd not heard back from my website reservation request (!!) and met Phil from NZ, and later Jay from USA. El Cafecito is a hostel wrapped around a cafe and as such all the notice from the cafe, albeit mostly music playing to no one, is quote loud in the rooms. Not a problem during the day as such but ...
... closer, threatening their cold-blooded comfort with the passing of every feces-stained paving stone. All too soon, the time comes to part ways with the majesty of this coastal city, the bus terminal comfortably, yet hectically, nestled in the designer bowels of a modern shopping mall, one final Guayaquil ambiguity for the road.
We arrived in Cuenca and were immediately smitten! It was every bit as authentic and colonial as we hoped it would be. Say ...
... there are both US coins and Ecuadorian coins in circulation, which are worth the same. While in Ecuador, we tried a few of the local dishes including "seco de chivas" (goat stew), empanadas, and soups with everything from chicken legs to sheep's blood. Similar to bread offered before your meal at a restaurant, meals are commonly served with an mix of plantain chips, popcorn, and "corn-nut" kernels. Also, it is not uncommon to see "asado cuy" or bbq'd guinea pig. Of course, we ...