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... not as good as the Arriba. On our very first walk into the old town of Quito we stop off on on La Ronda Street to get a demonstration of the chocolate making process at a chocolate shop called Chez Tiff. Our video demonstration ends with a choice of chocolate treat and a purchase of pure cocoa butter that is good for the skin. In the rain forest we learn more about chocolate beans, as we are shown the cacao trees where ...
... 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!
This morning was treated to a more traditional Quito dish. It was some sort of soup with chicken, cilantro and noodles with plantain chips for dipping. They also added mustard and ketchup. ...It was interesting. I found the cilantro a little overwhelming but the chips balanced it out nicely. Leoni joined Sandra, Camilla and I. Today is her last full day in Ecuador so there is going to be a going away party for her tonight that she will be getting ready for.
I met with Karissa ...
Leaving Otavalo by bus, we headed north to a town called Ibarra, about an hour away. Our purpose here was to take a train tour to a place called Salinas, 30 kms away, that was once a supplier of salt for export.
Arriving in Ibarra, we went directly to the train station to book our tickets. This is important because if there are not enough people booked, the train does not leave! Fortunately there were enough people ...
... lots so was giving us tips on places she loved and hated etc. Both of our flights were with avianca and they were amazing. Our seats had tons of leg room, the seats were all set up with each row having a window which is always nice. Our seats had tvs with free tv or movies. And our in flight "snacks" we're a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with a jelly roll with pb&j. And on the second flight our snack was chicken or beef fajitas. Way better than ...