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Edison, the owner and a dead ringer for Robert Downey Junior, picks us up in his 4WD at 8.00am sharp and off we go to Chimborazo. The drive there takes around 90 mins and we pass through the suburbs of Riobamba ( which is bigger than we thought), through the outlying villages and then rising into the Paramo (moorlands). We continue ever ...
... were now obviously brilliant at after a few drinks, till the early hours of the morning.
The next day we were picked up by our mountain biking tour guide, Gallo at 10am. It was a later start than usual because there was a mountain bike race on at Chimborazo but this was great for us to give us some time to nurse our hangovers and also give me some time to chat to the family. We then went passed the main Oasis hostel and picked up two girls from Germany, Lena ...
... of the volcanoes. We also see along this essentially rural landscape Llama and Alpaca as well as wild horses. Local people are much more to be found in traditional dress and very poor. We stop at a service station to get snacks, as proper lunch is not till mid-afternoon. So, Xmas lunch is a bag of crisps and a biscuit!, worse to come. We stop to take photos of another snow-capped volcano and M gives my lunch to a very ...
... major trouble shooting that ended up with: a manual BP cuff, a machine with pulse ox only, and a shared ETCO2 between the beds! I have to say, the teamwork on this trip has been amazing! Everyone is chipping in where ever they can help...from cleaning instruments and anesthesia equipement, circulating, being a messenger, digging for supplies, extra hands, to entertaining. You name it and ...
... of the children dying before the age of 5. That was
until 1971 when an Italian missionary named Antonio Polo saw what was
happening in this little town and thought there was a better futur
for them. Since the farmers already produced some milk, Antonio
brought in a Swiss technician named Jose Dubach to teach the people
how to make cheese (queseria)...soon the town was producing high
quality cheese and selling it all over ...