Puerto Valle - Hotel de Esteros
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... re more comfortable than your average English coach. We've been randomly upgraded to 'bed' class a few times, the seats are wider and have far more leg room, though you're no where near lying horizontal, that's suite class which we've never taken... But from what we've glimpsed as we're herded through to cheapie class, they're served wine and dinner on trays and pretty much have waiter service, while we have to get out own water from the dispenser, trying to carry ...
... middle of the river. It also means that there is around 2km of waterfalls occurring in the middle of the river. Whilst flowing downstream the water also flows over the edge of the crater. It's pretty awesome to see. We took a car with two older people from BA out to the Saltos del Mocona and a boat up river. The only way to view the waterfalls is from a boat in the middle of the river. The boat captain drove us close enough that we could ...
... culture while I was in Encarnacíon...well Frankie translated. But in Guarani there used to be a woman who liked to sleep called Kerena (staff at the hostel which is what the hostel is called (Kerena hostel) explained that now people who like to sleep are nicknamed Kerena). Anyways some evil raped her and kidnapped her which produced 7 monsterous sons. Each have their own protection and property but one I heard which was a little lol is Kurupi. It's to scare woman from walking ...
... to stop here: the ruins of the Jesuit mission in the middle of the village. The Jesuits arrived here in the eighteenth century and founded several communities in this corner of South America: all that remains today are these ruins that are somehow magical, especially at sunset when we saw them. The people who work there for maintenance are on strike, as they didn't get paid for months, and so they let everybody in for free. We took the opportunity to take a stroll around ...
... situation and also giving a couple of options, whereby I may be able to return in July having already been checked out in the UK. So until the next blog with that news!
Other than trying to plan my future, I was able to meet up with some school friends from the past. A few guys I hadnīt seen since I was 9 treated me to some beers and Lomitos. We shared childhood stories in the bar before finishing the night eating Lomitos and drinking cerveza on the street ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking