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... hand, another Quitonian, using the same language, explains the correct number and color of the bus we should take. Once on the bus we now pay close attention to the names of the stops, and typically exit at the right stop!
Well, with this success under our belt, we decided to head to La Mitad Del Mondo, 'The Middle of the World', the equator, about 25kms North of the city! To make a long story short, this involved 6 different buses and transfers, all ...
... look after this solitary old duck - doesn't matter, it's all good).
So... Lunch and then another snorkelling session, also with a move half way through to find better conditions. Which we did ... with a couple of frolicking sea lions as well as the fish and invertebrates mentioned before. Back to the boat feeling exhausted.
Showers and a quick battery recharge before heading off again for a dry landing onto a lava flow on Santiago, which we had ...
... 32 US. I could have booked with Greyline for $29.
· Additional was admission to each of the churches in order that they are able to keep up their good work.
· Tack on lunch which I’d be eating anyway.
· Did I wish to continue on in the afternoon to the Equator Park - $15 plus what? The admission to the park.
· Plus well deserved for both host and driver – and the guide at the park. ...
... He greeted us cautiously, mumbling something I couldn't hear. I faked it, and said "Yes." He toe-heeled, toe-heeled, walked us to our room, pulled open the heavy door with a flourish and murmured, "It is beautiful, no?" When we asked for a key, he blanched. "Oh. Don't worry." he whispered. "It is safe here."
Our room was huge, with three beds and sloping floors, and purple flowers painted on the white walls, and sheets. ...
Sadly our time in Colombia has come to an end but on to the next country, Ecuador. And no, we havent heard the song yet - they dont seemt to play it.
Our longest journey yet was the nightbus from Cali to Quito. We had heard some dodgy stories about people being robbed on this route but thankfully it went without a hitch.
Quito is another Andean city, mainly set in a valley at 2800m. Itīs the second highest capital city in the ...