Travel Blogs from Banos, Ecuador

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Carnival, day two, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Carnival, day two

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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The first excursion we went on today was to a waterfall trail in the forest a short taxi ride from Misahuallí. We'd packed up our stuff and left it at the Reception hut before we went, because we had to check out by 12pm, when we knew we'd be at the ...

out of Quito and into the deep end, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

out of Quito and into the deep end

A travel blog entry by helene

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... counted 6 helicopters, 3 jets, a 1940's car, a division of goosestepping soldiers and some horses. I wouldn't put money on Ecuador in a scrap with Peru. In my first month here, it's been interesting to meet so many people from different countries ...

White-water rafting and some hot thermal baths, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

White-water rafting and some hot thermal baths

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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Monday 9/6/14   This was a quiet day... breakfast, several games of pool, then a look round town. We looked round the inside of the Basilica, booked a white water rafting session for the next morning and a ziplining session for Wednesday afternoon ...

A town called toilet and I find out I'm not a fish, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

A town called toilet and I find out I'm not a fish

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... , so good. I can happily report that I’ve had no accidents. Now I find out that we’re heading to a town called Banos and I’m expecting the worst. That’s until Nic tells me that Banos is also used for bath. Apparently, the town ...

Alternative Transportation, Insiliví, Chugchilan and Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Alternative Transportation

A travel blog entry by allisonandjeff

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... was - maybe we expected too much. But you have to give them credit for doing what they are doing in the middle of remote Ecuador... The day after we arrived at The Black Sheep Inn, we decided to let someone/something else do the work for us, and went ...

Steaming down the hill in a toffee bath, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Steaming down the hill in a toffee bath

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Banos, a chill out town with good food, outdoor activity´s and hot baths, just what us road monkeys need. We spent our time productively. Watching the volcano Tungurahua, hoping glowing lava would cascade down the slopes as the air fills with smoke ...

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Cool Quito and Beautiful Baños

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... as it is testing. But I had a week of freedom left so it was off to Baños .. the premium holiday resort for Ecuador (apparently more popular for Ecuadorians than Galapagos). Baños is in a stunning setting with huge hills on all sides and built on a ...

Avacados, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Avacados

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hello everyone, Well we have arrived in Baños today. The bus ride was alright except we expressly asked if it was a direct and express bus from Quito to Baños. We were assured it was. Well it stopped everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE! To add insult to ...

Hiking and biking in Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Hiking and biking in Banos

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... Baños. Baños is a pretty spectacular town set in a valley high up in the Andes and next to the largest volcano in Ecuador, the Tungurahua. We were recommended a place to stay by Isa (from the cruise) which had its own swimming pool, jacuzzi and ...

Riding or

Riding or "ow! my aching behind"

A travel blog entry by janda

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So I took the girls on a 2hour horse back ride up the mountain today. Morgan wasn't feeling well so he stayed home with Andrew. Brett and Darcy had a great time. Darcy was a little reluctant at first but had the time of her life. We went as far as we ...

The Bathrooms, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

The Bathrooms

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I am in a town called Baños, which translates to "Bathrooms" in Spanish. However, the town is really named after the several hot spring baths near here that are powered by the local volcano Tungurahua. Tungurahua has dramatically affected the town. In ...

La Cumbre o La Muerte in Cotopaxi, Cotopaxi, Ecuador travel blog

La Cumbre o La Muerte in Cotopaxi

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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We arrived in Latacunga at night. We headed to our hotel, Residencial Santiago, only to find that Latacunga is a ghost town at night. No, not a ghost town. I've been to ghost towns. Tombstone, AZ was a ghost town. Tombstone was much more inviting ...

Ziplining during the day, thermal baths at night.., Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Ziplining during the day, thermal baths at night..

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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A quiet and very relaxing morning today. First of all we wandered round town doing some shopping and looking at the men slinging and pulling around long piles of toffee-like mixture from hooks at the side of shop doorways. While Dave was in a handicraft ...

Arrival in Baños, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Arrival in Baños

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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No time to wait for our free breakfast in Cuenca this morning because we had a marathon journey to Baños ahead of us. The first leg, from Cuenca to Ambato, started at 8.10am and took just under seven hours; the scenery was even more spectacular ...

Superwoman, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Superwoman

A travel blog entry by janda

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Who can burn faster than anyone else? I can!! Man this equatorial sun is strong! I stood out in the sun for like 5 minutes and was burning. The kids figure I'll be the first to burn up in a volcano too! We had a nice day wandering the streets of ...

Carnival, day three - back in Baños, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Carnival, day three - back in Baños

A travel blog entry by lucywillson

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After leaving the main square in Ambato I realised that time was getting on and I really needed to get on the bus back to Baños before it got dark. It turned out there are three bus terminals in Ambato and the one I needed to go to was not on the ...

Banos and Rainy Day Reflections, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos and Rainy Day Reflections

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... thirties. There're lots of Australians and Canadians too. There are almost no Americans. Everyone speaks English, except the French. Ecuador is a pretty primitive land. One hundred kilometres of travel might take two hours or it might take two days - ...

More volcanoes and views, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

More volcanoes and views

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... to the main square and into the church which had great paintings inside particularly of people crossing the valley, presumably to escape the volcano. Banos is more about relaxing so we sit outside on the main square with a juice and watch the world go by. ...

Banos, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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Steve Irwin´s death has received considerable coverage here in Ecuador... what a significant loss to Australia´s tourism industry and Australia in general. I can just imagine the sadness being witnessed there. On arrival in Banos, as soon as we walked ...

And the Spanish translation for toilet is...?, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

And the Spanish translation for toilet is...?

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde It's on every backpacker's to-travel schedule, the adrenaline capital of Ecuador, where David pulled and lost his helmet... It's Baños! As exhilarating as it sounds, for us, it was a little underwhelming. A location to lap up the World Cup ...

I left my lungs in Pichincha and bathed in Baños, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

I left my lungs in Pichincha and bathed in Baños

A travel blog entry by rickwastaken

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... were doing some program to volunteer and learn spanish in Guayaquil. We discussed some travel options for our stay in Ecuador. Generally a worthless conversation I suppose, and even more worthless and as a travel log note. Sorry. Baños is supposed ...

Banos and Cuenca, Banos and Cuenca, Ecuador travel blog

Banos and Cuenca

A travel blog entry by sarahwalsh

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... a USB connection is tougher than anticipated but will happen. Thanks for all the emails, please keep them coming and I will try to reply soon! We are off to Peru tomorrow and so it will be a sad goodbye to Ecuador. But I think I will be ...

An Amazing day!, Banos to Rio Verde, Ecuador travel blog

An Amazing day!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... move onto Latacunga today for an early start tomorrow. Wait a bit for a bus and get one with bikes strapped on roof back to Banos. Go and do our regular volcano check and it is still billowing loads of smoke. Apparently it is usually just for a bit in ...

Chicken buses and herbal hippies., Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Chicken buses and herbal hippies.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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After a year backpacking around Latin America, I guess I have to dedicate a blog entry to the unavoidable chicken buses and herbal hippies (maybe herbal is an incorrect description of this group of people, but hopefully you'll get the point). Long ...

Volcan Cotopaxi 5875m, are we mad or what?, Banos and 1st photos of Amazon, Ecuador travel blog

Volcan Cotopaxi 5875m, are we mad or what?

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... , moving on swiftly from "Riobamba", and it`s "Devils Nose" train ride of your life!!! We decided to move up northwards to "Banos" a Spa town where we arranged a trek up "Volcan Cotopaxi" not an easy climb of 5875m!!!! We took a gamble and went half ...

Banos- thermal springs and time to relax..., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos- thermal springs and time to relax...

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... a half hours to get there, and it cost about $4 dollars so not too bad. I'll miss the bus prices once we get out of Ecuador and into more expensive places! We ended up driving past Cotopaxi again and it was a really lovely clear day. I wish we could have ...

In some serious hot water!, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

In some serious hot water!

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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...   We managed to flag down a bus heading to Baṅos which was already almost filled to capacity bus since most buses in Ecuador always have place for one more and stop for anyone along the road we were in luck. Only problem was we had to stand ...

Banos...literally toilet in my case !!!, Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Banos...literally toilet in my case !!!

A travel blog entry by mandibee

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... ......NO with the confusion in translation it turns out I was driving along the main roads with all the trucks buses and other Ecuador maniac drivers - not only that they didnt have kerbs like in normal countries they had ditches for the side of the road. ...

Sara on Steve's Series of Unfortunate Events, Baños, Ecuador travel blog

Sara on Steve's Series of Unfortunate Events

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... he left the showers and took the shampoo with him.  Whoops.  Here I am, giving gringos a bad name all across Ecuador. Riobama train ride Our experience on Sunday plays out like an episode of the Amazing Race, and we're ...

Tungurahua....towering over town..., Banos, Ecuador travel blog

Tungurahua....towering over town...

A travel blog entry by rawhideone

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... strung and just busting out with thoughts about Banos, they engage us with stories of their experiences.  They're moving to Ecuador because all hell is breaking loose in Canada - no actually according to them it's breaking loose in the USA and since ...

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