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Travel Blogs from Salinas
... i think it was something like 14 hour round trip for me, it was one of the hardest things ive done. I knew i gave it my all but i was fuming i didnt make it up because i reckon it all came down to my technique, so i now want to climb some more mountains and make it to the bloody top. I guess it was an alright first attempt but there's no prize for coming second, no one knows the name of the guy who almost climbed Everest, it really sucks.
... day, that night we went out to some of the local spots that Steve and Reuben had found the previous night for drinks and some salsa dancing. Since we were a little off the gringo trail in Riobamba and pretty much the only gringos around town the DJ at one of the clubs found it entertaining to shout "Gringoooos" whenever we were on the dance floor! At 12pm we celebrated my birthday with some token shots of tequila and continued some salsa dancing with the locals, ...
... just a stretch of the highway) and bought some avocados, tomatoes, buns and bananas for dinner. We then found enough beds in one room after some kind volunteers offered to move.
The only internet nearby is at the library, which is closing now, so I'm going to throw some pictures in and continue next weekend when we are back to civilization after our trek into the Ecuadorian Amazon!
... 2 little kiddos that otherwise would not have had this surgery. The day also consisted of scar revisions, palate fistula repairs, septo/rhinoplasty. Today's major kink in the system came when one of the monitors we brought with us fell off of a 3 foot high make shift table and decided not to work again! This monitor was being used along with the "less fancy" anesthesia machine, so this led ...
... back into town to the tour office to arrange a
walking tour through the town's many mini factories.
The town of
Salinas sits about 3550 meters (about 12,000ft) in mountains. Its a very small
community that used to be destitute with the people of the town
basically being surfs or share croppers to the the Colombians that
owned most of the land. They had the highest infant mortality in the