Thursday, November 19, 2015

Alausí, Ecuador - 2015

On the road...
Hello, everyone!

During my college break in March, I went on a family trip to my country’s highlands.

Our first stop was in Alausí, a small town in the Chimborazo province.

The view from my bedroom.
Here, we stayed at Hostería La Quinta. We were welcomed by the owner’s dog, a black Labrador called Foguinho. We had booked the Family suite, which has two stories: upstairs there were two twin-size beds and a balcony with a beautiful view, and downstairs there was a queen-size bed and the bathroom.

Fog making its way through the town early in the morning.
Five minutes away from La Quinta (by foot), it’s located the Andean Train Station, from where we would board a train to the Devil’s Nose the following day.

That night, we had dinner at a Pizzeria called Paraíso Pizza. The place was a bit hard to find, but the search was worth it! The pizza was delicious! I must admit that this Pizzeria is not located in neither the best nor well-illuminated part of the town (it is a few steps away from the cemetery), but the Pizza is very tasty and has a thin crust (which I love).

The Andean Train Station.

Delicious pizza from Paraíso Pizza.
Most of the houses in Alausí are more than 100 years old. There are also many monuments, but the most important is the statue of Saint Peter, built by the Ecuadorian artist Eddie Crespo. This monument can be seen from any point in the town because of its strategic location and large size.

Saint Peter's statue, by Ecuadorian artist Eddie Crespo.

Lots of Love,

- Salha -


  1. The pizza does look delicious and the scenery, too! Nice to see that you had a good time :)

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    1. It was very delicious! And I did have a good time :) ... Although the part of the train was a bit scary at times, but I had a lot of fun after all!