A Casa Naranja
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Ecuador is full of surprises.
Firstly it is quite cold. Being on the equator one would expect steamy heat, but our travels are taking us through mountainous country, including snow capped volcanic peaks.
Secondly, Ecuador does not have a currency of their own, but instead all transactions are in $US. The $US goes a long way though …
... the spirit moved me to buy one. Why? I don't know.
So with my new basketball, I endeavored out. Obviously soccer is more popular here than basketball, but oddly enough, if you go to a court or playground here, you are actually more likely to see people playing volleyball. Go figure. But I decided to hit a court out here early with my basketball and just shoot around. My only playmate for a while was a stray dog, but eventually some guys ...
... pieces, locals visiting on benches, and the presence of friendly tourism police. Quito is a beautiful city that impressed us, despite other travellers mixed reviews and security concerns. After thinking in pesos, quetzals, limpiras, and trying to understand that water is 1000 pesos, it felt strange to use US currency in a South American country. The inflated Ecuadorian "sucre" currency was switched to U.S dollars in 2000 to stabilize the economy. Although the bills are ...
... the money and not taking his beady good eye off Rhianwyn for a second he completely surprised us by repeating, "You!" several times, his arm shaking with rage. He was obviously not going to back down or take his focus off Rhianwyn, so she reached over, took the money from John and handed it to the angry imp, who then gave us both such an evil look we thought he might start casting some kind of hex on us. Walking a safe distance away we both ...
... We've had several glorious sunny days or parts of days, but cloudy is the common state. Jerry says he feels like an outsider. I suppose I feel some of that, but it doesn't bother me as much as it does him. I should be studying Spanish, but decided not to sign up for classes because it shapes my day too much. I told myself I would study online, but that doesn't seem to happen much, any more than my repeated vows to use the elastic bands I brought along for exercise. At ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsA Casa Naranja Cuenca
No English but next door happy to translate, basic but large rooms, we had an early trip but the proprietor was happy to provide a 6am breakfast. Clean and central location. Good value for the price.
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