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... as this would be the last time we would see Jack as he would be spending 3 months in New York after his trip to the Galapagos.
We checked out of our hostel at 11 in preparation for an eight hour journey north to Banos, a small town in central Ecuador. The lads called in and we said our goodbyes. The guy working the morning shifts in our hostel was quite odd. He tried to charge Parkie for his first night although ...
... With a bit of running and jostling we finally got a taxi for the short ride to Hotel Milan.
We were given a really nice room on second floor, a window the length of room and balcony overlooking the San Francisco plaza and church. It had a big comfy bed and pillows, plasma tv with cable and a great shower with hot water. There was even really fast internet in the room and free drinking water.
Before trying to find ...
... breath away if you are getting the heart pumping anyway. And my Spanish still stinks, but that is hardly Cuenca's fault.
So I am getting out more, and will be getting out of the city more soon. I don't have a ton of pictures yet because I haven't been toting my camera around, but I promise, more updates, pictures, and exploration of Ecuador to come. Things are looking up and I want to start documenting it all. Until next time.
... but the show from a distance was still hilarious; the reason is that Carnival is fast approaching and in Ecuador, as well as in many other countries of South America, this means a giant water fight with bombs, pistols, buckets and more. We avoided the swim in the river, but not the spraying of water that comes when you least expect it, maybe out of the window of a moving car. Today we move on: we will stay on the altipiano and head up north. We will stop a few days ...
... to the main
road and hopped on a very crowded bus, eventually arriving at about 3pm. Heard
Cuenca was expensive and the taxi drivers were taking the **** – a short local
journey usually costs $1 but they were trying to $2.50 for the 2km from the bus
station to the historic centre. Thwarted the thieving by sharing a taxi with 3
gringas in the queue.
Found somewhere on 2nd try - $10 with private bath