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Which is why I started packing for my next adventure at the wildlife conservation one night too early :S lucky the hostel owner was on the ball. Seriously casapaxi is amazing. If it wasn't for the bit outta the way location I would rate this place 10 out of 10 for back packers (who aren't party animals).
30 hours of flying and stop overs is quite taxing. Especially when qantas staff give you grief for what turns out to be no reason and the flight ticket you have, has a different destination to the actual boarding gate! But that's all part of the adventure right?!? At least I got to where I needed to be. Not to mention how ridiculously nice, relaxed …
... br> Overall I did like Quito, but it was the one city I was glad that we had a friend to show us around. It reminded me a little of South Africa in that there were rarely people walking along the streets in the evening, but places would be bustling with people in the cafes and restaurants.
P.S. yes, I have skipped Galapagos, it's actually quite a tricky one to find the words to write... it will follow!
... I took a lot of pictures of my teacher, Mery, and the students. They are a great group. Back on the bus to the site. The weather here is so changeable. It goes from hot to cold in a matter of minutes. The sun is very strong. We saw many llamas and alpacas at the site. One of the guys from Norway (he reminds me of Jeff) was trying to get a selfie with the alpaca. It didn't work. The guide spoke in Spanish the entire time. She ...
... walked to class and went up the stairs without being totally out of breath! Still ridiculous how excited I am about that.
Joined Leah and Emma for lunch at a small alvenzo (double check!) for lunch. Emma unwittingly ordered chicken feet soup. Poor girl was completely uncomfortable with it so I grabbed it to put her out of her misery. Though when a chicken heart or lung also showed up in her soup, she called it quits. I have to say I preferred ...