Where in the world would you be asked, when checking into your hotel, whether you'd like a view of the garden or of the waterfall?
I spent three weeks last October travelling in Ecuador with two girlfriends and the prize for holiday atmosphere had to go to the town of Baños where we spent a few days. The town sits in a deep valley, with vertical cliffs on either side and is overshadowed by the still active volcano Mt Tungurahua, locally known as the throat of fire - see my last post on sleeping under a smoking volcano.
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