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... best because I was actually in the waterfall
as the water came down on me.
Our last day in Baņos was spent rafting and
we decided to pick the most extreme
level. This was a lot of fun because you would get thrown around a lot without
being tossed out of the boat. However, the one time we did all get flung out of
the boat was a bit scary. The water was so frigid cold that it was a shock to
your body, so when you surfaced it took a couple ...
... it was covered by Christmas decoration so it was prettier, in my opinion.
The town is very cleaned and organised as there are pathways everywhere, line on the road, rubbish in the street.
It seems very touristic as there are many handcraft shops, access to many different kind of food. One night, we ate a delicious Shawarma made by a man from Pakistan married to an Ecuadorian girl who converted herself to Islam. We had ...
We arrived at the Amazon jungle homestay via a ten hour public bus and a short transfer. When we arrived, there was a large shared space, hammocks, and a big kitchen. We had rooms made of local tree products and beds that had a large fly net over the top. The place is owned by a local family and they regularly host tour groups. After arrival, we went for a short walk to check out the local river and we had our faces painted in mud – apparently ...
... with paintings and sculptures of the taboos of society. We spent almost an hour there looking at every detail of his work.
Then we split up for lunch and did our own thing. We also found a dvd store since the hostel had a dvd player. We watched 22 Jump Street and The Conjuring, and got those for 3 dollars in total.
We went back to the hostel to rest for a little and then went out again to the Banco Central Museum. It was full of Ecuadorian culture ...
... took in monkeys, birds, kinkajous and big cats rescued by the government from abusive situations where they were being kept as pets in homes or hotels. The complex of buildings were located in the hills outside the town of Baños. They were completely off the grid, with no electricity, a basic water supply from a nearby spring and a couple of composting toilets. While we were volunteering at the project it was looking after a group of woolly ...