Hostal La Orquidea

Presidente Borrero 931 y S. Bolivar, Cuenca, Ecuador | Inn
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Travel Blogs from Cuenca

I am the Dikembe Mtumbo of Ecuadorian Pickup

A travel blog entry by mariposanegra


... up in but is still taxing me, was not the move. I was dying. Seriously. More guys joined in, and my labored breathing told me that either some kind of spontaneous asthma or a heart attack was imminent. A new strategy was in order.

So, like any thinking girl who is six inches to a foot taller than my competitors would do (did I mention that Ecuadorians are teeny compared to me; every time I get on the bus, I can see clear to the other end and ...


A travel blog entry by rangjill


... and tender trips to Darwin's old stomping grounds, but unlike Darwin, we were fortunate enough to experience the diversity of life under water as well. As divers with over a hundred dives each, this was our first time diving in the Pacific Ocean and the dive sites were challenging. The pacific waters are much cooler than the Caribbean, so we had to wear a very buoyant 7mm wetsuit and use more weights to compensate for the wetsuit. Also, there was very strong current that could ...

Watch out for the water bombs and foam!

A travel blog entry by pinklady27


... was meant to be there as the owner explained that the gas just couldn't be turned off fully and leaked slightly from the cylinder. He didn't look amused as in broken Spanish and through the power of mime Rhianwyn acted out a gas leak, someone striking a match and the whole place exploding. . . Oh well only two nights and a lot cheaper than other places! More and more we appreciate health and safety - safety first. . . Or should that be paper work ...


A travel blog entry by ccchrissie


... br> baskets.

Headed straight off to Chordeleg where there is a pleasant
square filled with filigree jewellery shops (check out the filigree style
lamps!) & souvenir shops. Lucky to arrive as they were doing their
procession to celebrate 3 Kings Day – seems that all ages get involved and
anything religious or national goes, costume wise.

Got back to Cuenca too late for pizza but was a blessing as
would have missed the ...

Burning out on NYE

A travel blog entry by worldwideeyed


... Standard procedure for the beginning of my birthday then, except this time I’m waking up in a lovely hotel and it’s sunny and warm outside! Out for a second-breakfast ice-cream sundae, followed by a picnic in the sunshine in the nice public park. Some tasty bread and cheese for lunch, and then a little snooze to the sound of ducks quacking on the pond. A perfect birthday! I had one more surprise in store though- Tom had booked us ...


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