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Our original plan for today was to head to Isinlivi to do some walks around the town, however when we arrived in Latacunga there was no seats left on the bus, ****. We took this as a sign and jumped on the first bus to Quito instead. We hadn't spent a lot of time searching about Quito so when we arrived we had to find out the address of the hostel we wanted before catching a cab. When the driver told us it would be $10 we were a little dubious but after a 45 ...
The group had a full day today. We visited several cathedrals, climbed the tower of the basilica, went to the city's patron saint, had two awesome restaurant meals, and bought out the grocery store. We are headed to Otavalo Market tomorrow and then we will spend ...
... amazing animals, such as:
- Evening motorised-canoe rides on the river and the grande lagoon (which we swum in a few times), during which we saw: pink river dolphins, caimans (spectacled and balck), an amazon tree boa, a tarantula, fishing bats, other tiny bats, a sloth, an owl-type bird, and lots of birds: an owl-type bird, red-capped cardinals (cute birds), a yellow macaw, 3 Alcons (bird with orange head), flycatchers (yellow breasted), parrots, oropendolas, caciques, ...
... travelling are totally ****. Alas, the hardships of travel. Eventually we found the store, stocked up as much as we could reasonably carry, and headed out to a nearby place the bookshop owner recommended for dinner. This place served a menu of about 30 of the most mouthwatering curries I have ever tasted. For $3 each. Oh my goodness. I could have stayed there forever, growing fat and curry flavoured over time. And so it was that on our first night in this city I ...
... the different tribes and their cultures, including the process of shrinking human heads (aaaaarrrrrrgg!!!).On the actual Equator line we participated in a few science experiments such as, trying to balance an egg on the head of a nail - it can be done. Lesley achieved this with ease, I managed to get it balanced long enough to pull my hands away and Dane didn't quite get there. Another experiment involved ...