Hostal Dona Esther
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06-09-2010: na het ontbijt nemen we een taxi naar het busstation voor de rit naar Otavalo. Het station blijkt aan de andere kant van de stad te zijn en duurt zo n half uur. De bus staat al te wachten en we kunnen dan ook gelijk vertrekken. Omstreeks 12:00 pm komen we aan in Otavalo en stappen al voor het busstation uit en dan verder per taxi naar …
According to our trusty Footprint guidebook, Otavalo is "a must" on any tourist itinerary in Ecuador. This accolade is largely due to the town's eclectic market which proved to be a photographer’s Mecca for the Boote fella (NB check out his pig head shot – a fave of mine as the stall vendor’s grimace mirrors that of the …
Bidding farewell to the friendly manager of the grotty hotel we caught a taxi to Otavalo (market town). Settling our bill had proven to be interesting, when we once again found ourselves lacking in change. The owner could not change $50 to cover our $19 bill so we paid a visit to a cash machine to draw out $30 (plus however many fees that go with …
... lake gradually descending and revealing a hidden second island in the middle of the crater. The guide whilst we walked explained about some of the local flora and we had glimpses through the clouds and two surrounding volcanoes. By the end of the walk we had covered two thirds of the crater or around 8km in three and a bit hours. By looking at us you could tell we had been walking as we were all covered in dust as they path ...
... was the longest and best bus ride I've ever taken in my life because it was 2 ½ hours and I didn't get nauseous one bit!
When we arrived in Otavalo, we took a taxi to a hostel. Good thing it had Wi-Fi, so we could do our school work. We found our rooms. Ari, Noa and I had a room together. My mom and dad had their room to themselves. The beds were really comfy. The bathrooms were really nice, too. Since there were three beds in our room, there were three bags ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
Very nice place to stay with friendly dutch owner. The restaurant services nice food too
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