Hotel Plaza Victoria
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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I met a Swiss couple (Sonja and Patrick) and an Argentinian traveller (Helen) at the terminal in Ibarra who were also trying to figure out where to buy tickets to Tulcan and when the bus was leaving. So we teamed up and got tickets together though we had to wait for two hours as the very next buses were sold out. After a quick lunch we got onto the bus to Tulcan, ...
... them. It wasn't so bad, we met a lovely little Colombian boy, called Diego, who took a great interest in us and told me he wants to learn English and go to Europe when he's older. He had wrist bands of england, Italy and Germany. He's 7. Very sweet. We had to get the bus during the day as the route is notorious for bandits and armed robberies, so it's been a long day. On arrival we went to the plaza, had dinner, stocked up for leaving tomorrow and now ...
... on the sun calendar and learned that we were there during the solstice celebrations. While we would miss the big party, in which Juan butcher 2 bulls for, we could see some of the purification ceremony later that night. Our group leader informed us that we were going to help the community by harvesting a small field of corn. Corn is vitally important to the Quichua people. They make so many different foods ...
... chill, which felt amazing and kept us from endlessly sweating. The first habitat was a mycologist’s paradise there were so many kinds of mushrooms and fungi EVERYWHERE, types and colors that I didn’t even know existed. The higher we climbed the more things began to change. The trail originally was open to the air with lush vegetation on both sides, until we came to El Bosque Encantado (The Enchanted Forest). ...
... By the way, it’s very difficult not to write parts of this blog in Spanish. We have all been speaking (or trying to speak) Spanish for the majority of the time we’ve been here, and now I’m even starting to think in Spanish. There are so many words I’ve only been saying in Spanish as of late.
After our bizcochos, we drove for a while, basking in the glory of the Andes Mountains and soaking in the incredible ...