Videos tagged with "cloud"
Gualaceo Ecuador [04:17]
Just 28 Km. east of Cuenca and a world apart. The roads out of Cuenca are wide and modern, but very quickly narrow to a single lane and steep sides of bare rock and lush vegetation. Passing over small, fast, running rivers and streams, the air is clear and crisp, as we get closer to Gualaceo. The architecture of Cuenca is left behind, and we move into buildings that remind me of Austria and northern Italy. As we approach the city, I see that it is placed in a valley that has a single river running into it. The steep sides have buildings clinging onto the hillsides, and the valley fades away between two mountains. There were no low clouds or haze from pollution obstructing my view. I can see how the city has grown, from the main road that cuts through the heart of the old city. To one side, the river forms a natural barrier; on the other side, the sprawl is halted by the steep terrain. The hostal we stayed in was in the center by the mercado where they had general food, meat, and fruit vendors. Also, this is where you can go for your breakfast and lunch. They have delicious local food that I had not experienced in other parts of Ecuador. The hostal was nice- the room was on the third floor; it had a double bed, shower, toilet and a TV. No heating, but for $15.00 a night, what can you expect? It has been a year or more since I have needed to have a blanket to keep me warm. As we arrived in the late afternoon, we checked in and then went driving around to get a feel for the ...
Vegi Ventures trip to Ecuador 2012 part II fin [09:34]
Vegi Ventures trip to Ecuador, October 2012, part II. In the cloudforest of Mindo
Hot spring - Papallacta, Ecuador, South America [01:38]
Papallacta is only 1 1/2 hour (55 km) away from Quito, next to Antisana stratovolcano. On the way up to hot springs, we see a spectacular view of the paramo. The spa resort called "Las Termas de Papallacta", offers 8 thermal pools with water temperature from 30 to 45°C and 3 cold water pools with temperature of 2°C.. Papallacta is located at 3 300 meters. On a day without clouds, 5704 metres Antisana stratovolcano is visible; a majestic sight from hot water pool. Open everyday from 6:00 to 21:00 How to get there? By bus take the Quito-Baeza road, than take a 1/2 h walk or take a local taxi. For more information or to reserve lodging call Termas de Papallacta. Fresh trouts from paramo lakes are served in the local restaurants. Personally, I consider this resort one of the nicest. One should never visit Ecuador without bathing in the hot pools of Termas de Papallacta.
Chilling in Otavalo, Ecuador [01:09]
Watching the clouds roll in from our hostel with a piece of dust in the camera lens.
Mashpi Lodge Reserve in Ecuador [02:15]
A video tour of the lodge and skybike ride at Mashpi, a luxury hotel on a private cloudforest reserve a few hours northwest of Quito.