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... dancing up and down and over vehicles for some strange reason –
trying to get tips to buy booze maybe?
Firecrackers and small hand held rockets were being set off
all the time but there was no organised display or cultural events. It all went
off at midnight, with bonfires of the effigies in the streets and fireworks
everywhere. Thankfully the streets and pavements are cobbled otherwise there
would be massive puddles of tarmac.
... you are insanely fit, is 5,500 meters...or about 16,000ft! Let me tell you, the wind chill, elevation, and blinding sun nearly dissolved our skin, but we huffed and puffed enough to take a couple of pictures, and then we ran for cover.
The Big Mishap: Alausi. Marsha, Kalin, Marta and I showed up to Alausi planning to work on a farm--we had arranged with the owner, Victor, via the interwebz...but the first sign of trouble was evident when we showed ...
... into the altiplano where there is little or no human habitation, indeed, the only signs of life are alpacas and vicuņas. Eventually we reach the ranger station at he entrance to the Chiborazo NP, stop for a break, and then continue on ever upwards along gravel and sand tracks until finally we reach Hermanos Carrel refuge at 4800 m. Here we take a break for some coca tea to help with the altitude (illegal in Ecuador, they have to import it from Columbia)
We got a lift from The Secret Garden to Machachi and stood on the side of the road until the next bus to Riobamba came past. It only took fifteen minutes and we were soon on our way to Riobamba after an epic week at Cotopaxi. Transport in Ecuador is really cheap since they are an oil rich country so it only cost us $3 for the two hour journey. When we arrived in Riobamba we didn't have any idea of where to stay since this time we didn't do much research on hostels ...
... We have booked a downhill bike trip tomorrow which takes us up as high as the first climbing refuge on Chimbarazo, so fingers crossed for some good weather. And yes, this time we have checked the small print. We only have 4 km of uphill cycling and 37km of downhill to do.
Postscript: Summit seen from town this morning! Unfortunately we had chosen today as a rest day. We can only hope that the weather holds until ...