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 ...
... have fallen there was a significant break in the forest's density and lower, bushier plants were growing. As we walked we saw lots of interesting things and my very knowledgable guide went to a lot of trouble to find and explain things to me. I have attached pics to explain most of the following.
Some of the larger trees figs and other types have massive buttress roots that branch out and run across the surface for 10, 20, 30 metres and even further. Other ...
... I wondered what have penalties in Ecuador are for carrying packages that you don't pack yourself. My comfort was that the box was labelled 'Yachana Lodge' so I hoped that I would be safe. :)
In the end the flight boarded about 10 mins after the departure time - luckily I noticed that boarding had started as the electronic board continued to say 'delayed'. Fortunately I had a window seat and just after takeoff spotted what I took to be massive greenhouses. I ...
... where he had to meet couple of his friends. All of them were working in tourism. We spent a good time and I could meet the man who became my guide for 3 days, Freddy. He was working as a guide since 15years, he could speak english very well and a little german as he spent 3months in Berlin.
We really got on well and offered me to show me around the forest the next day.
I accepted straight away as my instinct told me.
He is now the admisnistrator of a community ...
... 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 ...