Hotel Amira In Salinas, Ecuador
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Ride in between the salt pans and the beach first today, very windy we are all soon covered in a layer of salt. This would be beautiful if it was not so barren and everything else so drab and devoid of colour, this seem to accentuate the poverty. Which is also a bit ironic as they are pumping oil and gas all along the coast here.
Walked up the beach to the pier and found the fish market was on, amazing sight of different fish being unloaded and prepared right on the beach.
Standing on the pier watching Pelicans dive for fish and two turtles occasionally bobbing up for air, Puerto Lopez is a great place. Our first sighting of this bird which comes from the
... 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 ...