Hostal La Orquidea
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... me a bit nervous but it went back down below the school, then all of
... When it's my turn, I hop on, and the person in line after me gives me a big push after I'm at the apex of a ramp. After only one pendulum swing, I was ready to get off as you see nothing but the valley below and a mountain range on the other side of the valley. Needless to say it was disorienting, and I was ready to get off after only one swing. However I stayed on to get a few pictures. After taking in the surroundings, we head back down to catch the last bus back to ...
... heritage site of cobble stone streets, parks and plazas, and ornate balconies of both French and Spanish influence. A number of streets reminded me of New Orleans, one of my favorite cities. Parque Calderon is the central park bordered by the old cathedral, the new cathedral, government buildings, etc. Around the corner is a lovely flower market filling a small square near the church of San Francisco. Like most tourists I started my sightseeing in the park ...
Everything worked as planned. Up early and out the door at 6:30 for the walk to the bus station. Buses to Ambato are frequent and I got one leaving before 7. It's only a 45 minute ride (ticket 80 cents) and the bus wasn't full. On arrival I got a cab ($2) for the ride across town to the main bus station, generally called "Terminal Terrestre" in SA cities. The SANTA bus office is across the street from the terminal and I had some trepidation as I approached the window, but my ...
A big part of travel is always the food, and Ecuador's offerings have been an interesting and fun experience.
There are bakeries every few blocks, good Italian restaurants, and of course, stands and restaurants offering local fare. Staples at these include potatoes, corn, and pork, chicken or fish.
A fine meal for ...