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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... we took a taxi further out the road to the small town of Guano. I guess we all suppose that this is the Spanish word for mountains of solidified bird droppings but in fact there is no such Spanish word in my Larousse dictionary and the town was quite pleasant if not exciting. However, we had absorbed all of its charms, including at least a dozen shoe shops in a hundred metre stretch, in about twenty minutes and picked up another taxi back ...
... and had a hot tub for us all to relax in after dinner before we got some rest for our last day in the mountains.
The next day, we knew we were in for some excitement because we were told it was going to be VERY MUDDY. This was an understatement. The next place we went to was a place that was similar to a rain forest, but more hilly. We conquered many obstacles such as rickety bridges, ...
... for small change, all the time. $50 dollar notes are unusable, and best taken to the bank to be broken down, even $20s are received rather frostily. The game seems to be "what is the largest note I can use here, to generate the most useful change" - not many card machines either!
So Riobamba was a nice pit stop, but nothing to hang around for without the train. We decided to get to Cuenca asap, which was another 6hr bus. The bus ...
... the end of the uphill sections through the paramo and come to a crossroads from where it is all downhill through the villages. Edison warns us to go carefully through the villages, partly because the many dogs like to chase cyclists and partly because it is Sunday afternoon when most of the villagers will be busy getting drip ink on Chicha ( beer made by chewing corn, spitting it into a bucket, topping up with water and leaving it to ferment - sound nice? It certainly ...
... 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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