Hosteria Ecologica El Faro
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... to the batter stall and bought another two. This time they had added a couple of small chunks of white cheese to the middle of each, but surprisingly (considering the batter was sweet) it still went well with the batter. Then I had to start thinking about getting back to Baņos so I walked back through the main square, passing a stall next to the concert stage where a man was stretching glass bottles by melting and pulling the neck of each to make vases.
... down until we reach the point where we leave the road again to head uphill on a dirt track. We are still at high altitude, maybe 3600 m so this is really, really hard work partly beacause of the altitude but also because we are trying to ride through volcanic sand (imagine trying to ride along a beach uphill and you will get a general idea!). We carry on, at times pushing our bikes through the worst bits but the views make it all worthwhile. After what seems like forever, we ...
... training or preparation and my complete lack of mountaineering experience, it was going to be a tough ask and one hell of an adventure.
We organised a guide and went up to the mountain, to climb to the summit its a 12 hour round trip, so you leave form the base camp at 11pm and go all through the night to be back home for lunch time. We had all our equipment, boots, crampons, ice pick, ropes etc it should be pretty easy, jsut like walking up a ...
... was a bit cloudy and cool for that time of year so we only went to the beach once. However being this close to the equator, it is possible to get a tan when it is cloudy. It was interesting to see how the ex pats as they call themselves live in this resort environment. Living in Ecuador is very cheap and housing is not expensive. You can get an 2000 sq ft. condo on the waterfront for under $200,000.
We are preparing for the last leg of our journey, three days in Panama ...
... up riding uni-cycles and performed in a few circus acts, had a particularly good time ramping and bunnie-hopping anything in his path. At the bottom we had a quick stop for lunch, wiped the dust out of our eyes and then continued along a flat section at the base of the volcano where we saw more wild Vicuņas, crossed a few dry rivers and some small villages before we eventually came to some old Inca ruins. Here Gallo told us about how the people in the old Inca ...