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... spotted a road that we had driven down when we had been picked up from the bus station just before we left for the Galapagos. We bought bus tickets to Guaranda.
There's no real reason to visit Guaranda, it has a couple of nice villages outside of it apparently, but the town itself isn't on the tourist trail. The reason we stopped there was two fold. Firstly because it was near as dammit 10pm by the time we got there, and secondly, ...
... was not great to go to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and we are not well-equipped anyway. The summit is covered with snow and I have only a warm jacket but neither gloves or scarf or coat so we decided to go further south to Ambato and looked for a local person who could accomodate us through couchsurfing website. A young 23 year old Ecuadorian kindly accepted. We met him at a basketball game, we ...
... could go any farther up. Some of the places we went were incredible, including a disney-like Polylepis forest with beautiful winding trees. That night, we stayed in a house in an indigenous community that brings in revenue to the indigenous through tourism. The indigenous played us native songs as we all sat around a big fireplace in the house.
The next day, we woke up and set out on our big ...
We spent 3 weeks in Ecuador, sticking mostly to the Andean Mountainous route and at times, shivering ourselves to sleep. We had a lot of adventures during such weeks, most of which were good, but some of which could only be defined as complete mishaps (to be explained later). Ecuadorians are super kind, and have a shy friendliness much like the people of El Salvador and we felt really happy being amongst the crowd. Unlike Colombia, there is a HUGE ...
... my legs to move they had gone to jelly and were useless, my breaks got closer and closer together, then it got to the stage where i would take 6 steps then collapse, the do it all again. The worst bit was that we were soo close just a couple of hundred metres to go, but our guide wasn't happy and we had pushed him a fair bit to get this far, was trying to call it quits earlier blaming it on the wind, but we talked him out of it. But it got to the stage were ...