Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
Travel Blogs from Salinas
... appetising! We pass through a few of these villages managing to avoid the drunk pedestrians and eventually, 35kms later, we arrive back in a small village which is just packing up after its fiesta. For a small village they have clearly been doing a lot of celebrating!
We load the bikes back onto the 4WD and, completely exhausted, head back to Riobamba, totally understanding why brother in law John is addicted to mountain biking. Death Road in Bolivia, here we come... ...
... gloves and boots, our equipment itself was pretty heavy especially because i was carrying about 5 litres of water and powerades. Once we were kitted up we were off, outisde it was bloody cold and blowing a gale, all good a bit of motivation to move to get warm.
The start of the ascent was climbing up this volcanic gravel/rock (its an extinct volcano) stuff luckily there was a pretty well beaten out track so it was pretty straight forward. Then ...
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We had a great time in Salinas with an ADDAC buddy of Jerrys,Wayne Bazant and his wife Sharon. They have a beautiful condo with a 270 degree view of the beach and the ocean. They were very hospitable and we had a great time touring around the area. Unfortunately ...
... of the volcanoes. We also see along this essentially rural landscape Llama and Alpaca as well as wild horses. Local people are much more to be found in traditional dress and very poor. We stop at a service station to get snacks, as proper lunch is not till mid-afternoon. So, Xmas lunch is a bag of crisps and a biscuit!, worse to come. We stop to take photos of another snow-capped volcano and M gives my lunch to a very ...
... beyond having the will to venture out for food and couldn't be bothered attempting a dial in pizza which would have come with its own challenges no doubt. Checked out, and for the first and only time in central and south america had to pay for the wifi access. Boo.
Found the local market which normally would be a great place to get a cheap, tasty, fulfilling desayuno (breakfast). So after being enthusiastically welcomed by a portly, friendly looking middle ...
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