Hacienda La Cienega
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... to glacial water. After drying up, walking back and having an intersting encounter with a herd of cows, we had dinner and relaxed.
The last part of the evening was spent with 2 friends, Aline and Samantha, in a jacuzzi, with just candles for lighting and a glass roof through which the Milky Way could be seen. Add music and a carton of wine to create a utopic way to spend a night. It was pure happiness - relaxing surrounded ...
... to wave down like a scene from the railway children? Frequent rays of hope were quickly shattered when approaching buses turned out to be trucks slowing to get a good look of the estranged travellers. The next 2 hours provided me with significant expertise in defining the differences in dimensions, headlight configuration and approach speeds between Ecuadorian trucks and buses.
A group of Argentinian tourists joined us ...
... tour. To get out of quito we went on the Panamerican Highway which I'd never heard of before but it's a famous roadtrip for people who know these things. It connects (loosely) the Americas from Alaska down to Tierra del Fuego in patagonia. We also went through the avenue of the volcanoes, so named because there are volcanoes on both sides. The scenery was awesome. Cotopaxi itself is impressive, a lovely cone shape (only it ...
... is 4500m so you actually only climb 500m but it took about an hour and quarter slowly zig zagging our way up. We were unbelievable puffed. Within 5 steps i was puffing and continued puffing the whole way with 10 second breaks every 50m or so. Such ************ your lungs but well worth it. The clouds and fog didn't quite play the game so the view wasn't great at the top, but a good challenge comoleted. Snow and hail hit ...
... photos of the group before we left. With technology like email and being able to send pictures via your phone you would think we would just have to take one and send it on but everyone here must be over 30 as they all handed over their digital cameras because they all wanted a photo...the same photo. Even granny doesnt take this many photos!!! Anyway before we could get the 20 different photos of the same thing we had to wait for ...