- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
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- Swimming pool
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There, the architectural jewel was a restored train station that I guess almost no one in Britain and Ireland have ever heard of, even though it was voted tourist restoration project of the year by the British travel writers' guild (or some such body) in 2010. We wandered round the well-populated streets for a while but, aside from the train station, we found it to be no more than a commercially lively but otherwise unremarkable small ...
... in a river, "pathways" with watery mud up to my shins, cliffs so steep the guide had to tie a rope at the top for us to use to pull ourselves up, and pathways that we were told to cross one at a time because they could crumble down the hill at any time. Needless to say, it was a challenging but crazy fun hike. The final destination for lunch was a small waterfall into a pond where we all jumped in ...
... very organised, with touts shouting "Quito Quito Quito Quito Quito Quito!" To erase any confusion, and the buses are (so far at least) always on time. We've arrived in Cuenca, and will report back soon.
Final thought - Sar is thinking of making a patchwork quilt using fabrics from the places we visit, but is on the fence because she's not sure we'll like it once we're home. What do you think? Or any other ideas for fabric-based nostalgia creations?
... 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... ...
... track thinned out where the rock was covered in ice, so it was super slippery, we persisted in this for a while but then the guide instructed us to put our crampons on, well he put them on for us, i had no idea how to and there was no chance i was taking my gloves off it was pretty cold and that wind would cause frost bite pretty quickly. Once we got our crampons on, i got a very brief lesson on how to walk in them correctly, pretty funny, a brief 1 ...