La Quinta Sumalo
Travel Blogs from Pujili
... was indeed a water problem. A drain had gotten blocked and although they quickly cleared it and all the of water drained away the moved me into another room which was nice. Now back to finding dinner. This initially seemed like an impossible task, nowhere in the whole village seemed to be serving any dinner. I made my way back to my hostel and was going to settle for some snacks when a lady passed me with some raw ingredients, which ...
My one night stopover turned into four nights... climbing into the Quilotoa volcanic crater and then climbing the Cotopaxi volcano up to 5000m (not quite reaching the top). It has been amazing and exhausting, with my last day chilling in the sun, before I next make the long and hopefully safe bus journey to Columbia. ...
So, I guess I'm down to writing once a week in this thing, but it's usually not worth writing in during the week. I have a lot of class, though now that Spanish is over I am going to be exploring Quito more, so maybe you'll hear back more frequently.
The past week and weekend were some of the most overwhelming in my entire life. Although a lot of you are my Facebook friends and have already seen the photos, I should ...
... of artisan shops and sweet shops and that's it! The spoken language there is Kichwa but they spoke Spanish too thankfully so it wasn’t too difficult to communicate.
The village is about 3,500m above sea level so at night it was bloody freezing, so cold our room had a fire in it so we chucked some wood in and had a fire going at night! Some people were actually camping there….crazy!
... to be so much Spanish around -
on the TV, speaking with the guests here, to get the news. I wonder what will
happen to the rural Kichwa culture. I wonder how to tread lightly in the
delicate balance between cultures, languages, power, and place.
My back and shoulders are still tight. And my breath still
comes a bit short but not as bad as yesterday. If I’m getting lost, it seems my
breath has been the first thing to go. I pay attention to it, and ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking