Hostal La Orquidea
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... for somewhere that is free to get in. It has botanic gardens and an aviary that gives us our first sighting of a Toucan, even if it isn't in the wild.
We do see a Hummingbird in the wild though, always a fascinating sight, and ducks, lined up in a row in a pond, just like a stereotype!
We return to our apartment, taking a circuitous route around town seeing a little bit more of it. When we get back I realise that I ...
... as almost everyone is lining up to use the toilet. Stuffs me why you would place a lock on it, as the bus driver had to stand there and wait until everyone had finished, stupid process. Aaron continues to read his book, I feel a slight headache come on and try to get some shut eye, however as we emerge out of the cold hills and down to sea level, the heat hits and it's next to impossible to feel comfortable as the bus has no air condition, and the windows aren't even helping when ...
... the next "Miss Ecuador"! They really attracted everyone's attention and the buzz was noticeable! I managed a shot or two, but was a bit too slow to capture all of them. Old age, I guess!
One of the pleasures that we enjoy here is the fresh baked goods. There are numerous small bakeries that sell fresh baked goods that can be smelled a block away! They are impossible to pass without stopping! Cookies, cakes, danish, empanadas of all ...
... waiting for me as promised ($8). Thanks Myra! The Ambato terminal was fairly nice and half an hour before my bus was due I showed my ticket to the guard, paid my 20 cent exit tax and was led outside to the bus bay. The bus pulled up right on time. On long haul buses you can only take a carry on, with bigger luggage stowed below. You're given a claim ticket for your bag, and the luggage is secure. However any time I'm in transit I keep everything important with me. Passport, ...
... Friday evening (after getting off the bus one town too early) we decided upon a Columbian eatery to grab a bite before heading out for drinks - the cafe recommended by our Lonely Planet guide (now on referred to as THE BOOK) served arepas. The Wiki definition describes the Columbian cuisine as a flat bread made of ground maize dough or cooked flour served with different accompaniments such as cheese, avocado and meats. Ordering 2 mixed meat arepas ...