Hotel Amira in Salinas, Ecuador
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... spotted a road that we had driven down when we had been picked up from the bus station just before we left for the Galapagos. We bought bus tickets to Guaranda.
There's no real reason to visit Guaranda, it has a couple of nice villages outside of it apparently, but the town itself isn't on the tourist trail. The reason we stopped there was two fold. Firstly because it was near as dammit 10pm by the time we got there, and secondly, ...
... was not great to go to Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and we are not well-equipped anyway. The summit is covered with snow and I have only a warm jacket but neither gloves or scarf or coat so we decided to go further south to Ambato and looked for a local person who could accomodate us through couchsurfing website. A young 23 year old Ecuadorian kindly accepted. We met him at a basketball game, we ...
... part f the lunch was when the band Cotapaxi serenaded us with rousing Ecuadorian music – see the video!
Tonight’s meal at the Hacienda Abraspungo was not exceptional though the Hacienda itself is lovely. We are only passing through on our way to the Devil’s Nose Railway, the Inca ruins, and finally Cuenca.
My wake-up call has been set: 4:30 am! Hora de dormir. Nos vemos ...
Miles 165 Total 17,630
Not a great day !! The Garmin GPS maps of Central & South America I bought before I left excluded certain countries including Ecuador. Paul, the Dutchie, dowloaded one he used which was useful up north. However, it struggles to recognise cities and towns in the south and so it proved today. I had set a course but,Tech & I, it took me on a fantastic route along a valley climbing steadily then over mountains ...
... in broken english in the dark on icy rocks, i reckon i got the gist of it, just double check your footing was the essentials.
Now that i was full bottle on how to climb, we did just that. I was tied off between the guide and brock as brock has climbed a few mountains before so he's an 'expert'. We climbed for ages and the ground was slowly getting more and more snow covering the rocks which made it somewhat easier to climb. The problem was that i ...