Vista del Mundo Hotel Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Otavalo
... completely unexpected surprise. We we assigned to our little apartment-like room adjacent to a garden courtyard, with a ceramic oven in one corner of a main bedroom, and an adjacent bedroom with another bed and then the bathroom. We were amazed at the condition and comfort, especially considering the age of the complex.
The sun had now come out in force, and K and I spent what little time remained of the daylight to explore the grounds. We ...
Quito - the Capital of Ecuador - founded in 1536 - Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 2850M, it is the highest official capital city in the world. It sits on the slopes of an active volcano - Pinchincha - a Stratovolcano - The lava flowing from stratovolcanoes typically cools and hardens before spreading far due to high viscosity so when these types of volcanoes errupt they mainly spread ash further than lava - it ...
... to collect the water so that it doesn’t rush onto their fields. Trees and windrows are left in the fields for water absorption, and shade which is much needed at these elevations when the sun is blistering down.
I noticed several ‘farms’ sloping up gullies similar to the one described over lunch. All in all this is blessed country with great farmland and a great climate. I m not sure where it would be better.
As we approached Ibarra ...
... somewhat sane – each of those items having been in jeopardy at various points in my life.
I have designs on an Ecuadorian Resturaunt for lunch: a camera is a much needed gift: and a trip to Peguche to stroll about and to take a couple k hike to see some spectacular waterfalls which are off limits in June when indigeous men do ceremonial cleansing.
The area is loaded with mystery, temples, herb lore, healing, reverence for Nature, ...
... im dying for a ****. There is nowhere to go as its just wide open spaces. Hopefully that base camp in the near distance has one, surely it will? A combination of altitude, loose gravel and the fact im almost away to **** myself made it a tough task to get up the hill. Im not needing a **** like you normally would at home this is an extreme **** needing situation and it hurts, im sure this is also altitute. Im always needing a slash in Ecuador, thank god ...
Other places to stay in Otavalo
Calle Quito con Miguel Egas, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $55
Hwy 35 - Panamericana Norte km. 5, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $138
Apartado 160, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $188
GarcÃa Moreno 380, Otavalo | Hotelfrom $16
Abdon Calderon and Sucre (CORNER), Otavalo | Hotelfrom $54