Hosteria Ecologica El Faro
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... menu we were given in the bar seemed attractive and we decided on a snack to accompany the local beer - called Pilsener and served everywhere in Ecuador. What arrived instead of a the anticipated light snack was the biggest Caesar salad I have ever eaten, especially with the huge lumps of chicken on top. Anne's vegetarian wrap was equally delicious and filling. We didn't eat another thing the rest of the day.
On the recommendation of the young guy ...
... much easier. after a 3 hour climb up and 2 hours back down, we were all dead and ready for some food at this great little lodge at the foot of the mountain. After lunch, we took a bus ride to the same area as Baños (see earlier post) where we stayed in a hostal in a small town called Río Verde. We also did the same hike that I had done earlier to the waterfall called "El Diablo." Our hostal was ...
... with impossibly steep hills and roads connecting them. Every flat plateu has a town on it, and every hill face that isn't sheer is cultivated. No film this time, but the view sufficed!
Riobamba is quite quiet, and the majority of the busy'ness is locals going about their day which was nice to observe. One thing to mention is that here even I feel like a giant. Very few of the locals make it much past 5' 5. Another observation is that everybody ...
... 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 ...
We had a brief dinner, then all went to bed early like 6pm to try and get a bit of rest. We where in this shack with tin roofs, that was rattling away in the wind which was pretty strong. That and combined with the adrenaline form the anticipation meant no one slept just rested and prepared ourselves for the encounter.
Then we got the knock on the door, it was time to go. So we got dressed into our heavy duty pants, jackets, ...