A picture of one of the courtyards at the hotel we stayed in once we arrived. This hotel was truly amazing … two story room living room and bathroom upstairs, desk bedroom downstairs – such a wonderful night! (oh and a deal as well what else when you travel with us?)
Dave here – your roving on the spot reporter giving you the first quick report from Ecuador…
Flight was great – but how bad can it be in First Class… Hope we get it on the way back – that would be perfect.
Landed last night and went directly to the hotel, BEAUTIFUL HOTEL too. The people that work in the Hotel all wear South American Colonial uniforms from perhaps 1900 type. The room we had was fabulous. We had an upstairs bathroom with like a living room with TV upstairs too. The main floor is where the bedroom was and TV and the usual stuff.
We are sitting in the hotel courtyard having breakfast as I type this. It is kind of nice with the sun shining and music playing while we eat. Our driver should be here in about an hour and then we will take a 1.5 hour drive up to Cotacachi where we will be staying. It should be a scenic drive up there that is why we wanted to wait until the day time to go up there.
We are at about 9,200 ft and we can tell it when we,(or at least I can, being the designated pack mule), move luggage around or walk fast. Cotacachi is only about 8,000 ft – so I am looking forward to that. Yeah like that is going to make a big difference.
Stay tuned… there might be another report with pictures