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TravelPod Member ReviewsHacienda Pinsaqui Otavalo
We spent 2 nights at this Hacineda. We were in one of the newer out buidlings and the rooms were very large and historic feeling. The grounds are beautiful and the staff was amazing.
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... church's tower was he tallest in the city but it was destroyed by two earthquakes. We then walked a few blocks to the San Fransisco church. The interior was partly under renovation but it was another stunning religious building. San Francisco church is said to be the first religious building constructed in South America by the Spanish in 1553. The church contains a lot of art but probably the most famous is La Virgen de Quito by Legarda which depicts the ...
... incredible. I am here!!!
We Land on Isla Baltra and the airport is the most green with solar power, reusing water, ventilation and more. Very impressive.
EF Tour Guides were waiting for us and we loaded a bus to go to the ferry.
It feels like we have gone back in time. The island is teaming with frigate birds, pelicans, red boobies, a sea lion ... All in the first 10 minutes!
Zambo is one of our naturalist guides. He was born on ...
... and the water test . Traffic is bad today - everyone is being detoured due to a massive landslide east of the city ... Stopping at La Florida Museo - an excavation found when a house was being built - native burial site and artefacts - when a chief died his wife was drugged and put in the crypt with him - buried alive :(. We were told they don't do this anymore!!!!?!? We drove around the old part of the city and pulled up in front of a small building - going inside ...
Long night. Boy do those Ecuadorians like to party! There is a bar pretty close to the home I'm staying at. Parties started at 1am. Up at 5:30am to walk the 20 minutes to the school to get back on the bus to visit a pre-Incan tribe. There are about 90 families left of this tribe. Apparently they are being studied as they are fairly inbred but show no genetic disorders. Their diet is plant based and medicines are from the Amazon jungle. More to come on this. Along the very ...
... cook, kick the soccer ball back and forth with 4 year old Ja Beez while lunch is cooking. (the kitchen is on the ground floor next to the orchids, the parrots and a courtyard where we can boot the ball back and forth. He comes up to me chattering away in Spanish eyes shining and I can’t understand a word he is saying. No comprende espanole. So we kick the ball. He is the child of one of the workers here at the hostel. ...