Oro Verde Machala Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... translated. Ecuador has a mandatory school requirement up to the 6th grade. However, this requirement is not well enforced, we were told. Public schooling is free, but supplies are not included other than books. There is a requirement that students wear a uniform, also not provided. So, local families, who have six children each on average, often cannot afford to send all their children to school. Three of the older students were just finishing up at this local school and planned ...
... in the hammocks, and look up after sunset to the unpolluted skies and the dazzle of galaxies, we only wish we had more days to let this peace seep more deeply into us.
Every day for the next three days we are offered large rain ponchos, black rain boots, and walking sticks as we go out with our Hourani guide to closely observe the rain forest. We learn that the lodge is named for the Yarina palm, for many years the main export for making ...
... time through an area of primary rainforest, which was noticeably different to most of yesterday's excursion, in particular with larger trees, less bushes on the ground and a very high canopy - lots of variety in the tree species, including the Coca tree, which of course has many medical uses, including as a tea to overcome altitude sickness, was used in Coca Cola and of course grown commercially in several other closely countries and used to produce cocaine. Where ...
I was so depressed so I return to my hostal have a nap to rest my mood.
The next day, I went to walk along the river before checkout and met this guide, called Sandro. They were talking in a small canoe. I ask them if they know someone who could bring me for few hours into the foret, a bit further away for 20$, they offered me 30$, I agreed.
It lasted 4h and we had a great time. When we came back , I offered him a drink.
He offered me a drink in ...
... us through the most amazing place on earth. Our photos don't do it justice, but the jungle is so dense and beautiful and we are totally surrounded- the best way to describe this part of our journey is to compare it with a water ride in Disneyland- only we don't have a steep slide at the end - instead the tight waterway opens up into a huge lagoon - and there is our lodge - La Selva Ecolodge and Day Spa. It looks amazing. We arrive and ...