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... could do the easier hike that was more flat to 'view' the glacier to the left or we could hike straight up to 5000 meters to 'touch' the glacier to the right. I'm sure you don't need me to tell you what my group decided. At this point I figured I'd already made it this far I wasn't going to stop now! I'm ******* stubborn sometimes! And too goal directed for my own good. The next 200 meters or so was probably one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life and I never ...
... was so bad, so we packed our bags and found a much better hostel!!
Waterfalls were on the agenda for the next morning, we got a taxi up the mountains, a cable car across then hiked for 2 hours seeing different waterfalls, up steps and down steps! Was a good workout for the bum!
I treated myself afterwards to Quinoa pudding with peanut butter icecream....ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Then it was back to Quito for us that evening for an early night!
Sept 25 - Traveling Back to Quito
As if we hadn't already been immersed in Ecuadorian experiences, we opted to take the bus back to Guayaquil instead of getting a driver. We had a flight to Quito scheduled for about 5:00 pm. Having 'cut our teeth’ on the bus logistics the prior day, we felt confident that we could figure this out without too many problems. And we did – but there were some problems.
A cab picked us ...
... without a second glance.
Which meant I was in bed by 2am. At 10am I had a lovely breakfast with my first real glimpse of mountainous Ecuador and by 2pm I had managed to make my way to my hostel in the city, by public transport, and a steep hike up a hill, without any troube and without getting lost, for the price of 2,25 dollars. Instead of paying 25 dollars for a taxi. I was rather proud of myself and I liked Quito already.
... so it was pretty quiet. With the introduction of GPS, they have now calculated that the equator is approximately 240m from the official site but we reckoned that they had done pretty well to get this close all those years ago. There is a small museum located on the actual equator which is supposed to be worth a visit.
The colonial part of Quito has some great architecture, many churches and feels very safe as there are lots of tourist ...