Arasha Tropical Rainforest Resort & Spa
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... scattered farm houses, all looking neat and tidy without the rubbish we had seen in north Peru! Many of the newer houses in the country were big, well built and could easily have been in New Zealand.
First task for Thursday was to book a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Luck was on our side and we were set by noon for an early departure next day. A cabin was available on a 12 berth yacht for US$1,150 each plus airfares of US$480 each. The trip would last for 5 days, 4 ...
... I failed to balance an egg on a nail on the Equator which is supposedly possible (our guide did it) and I also failed to walk a straight line along the Equator with eyes shut. I'm not sure I could do it anywhere! At any rate it was lots of fun, as were the ethnographic exhibits, which included shrunken heads and a graphic display on just how that was done. Our guide also pointed out a certain kind of cacti which when liquified produced a psychotropic drink. In ...
... way to the bus station). A woman on the bus told us she'd got there 10 minutes ago and the man with the stick had to hit a few people with it who were causing her some bother. The driver was a very nice gent and as we left 11:15pm he paid the man with the big stick (he must often help tourists not get mugged). The bus was small but comfy and only had 6 people on so lots of ...
... as some of you might know, so while the initial couple of descents were OK, about the time I was perched about 30m above jagged rocks that would no doubt in the best circumstances render me a paraplegic, I hoped my faith in the local guide wasn't misplaced as I jumped over the edge, in the end it turned out to be great fun with kick ass views to boot.
After Baņos it was back to the big smoke of Quito, and the way it is laid out, being long and skinny, mean ...
... for us all to conquer. We all managed to spread out over a distance and Mark managed to take a wrong turn and we lost him along the way. Eventually the boat driver realised and turned to go back up the river to fetch him. It was hilarious hearing his story later on how he went down the wrong river and had to get out had walk up a huge cliff. If only he had realised it was just a little island in the middle of the river and if ...