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... between walking and riding, poor Leesh. We eventually make it back to Banos around 1600 and go to drop the bikes off. But the place is closed and we head back to the hostel to clean all the grease off, warm up in a hot shower before heading back down to get dinner and hope the shop is open to drop the bikes. We go to the supermarket, grab what we need and try to buy a bottle of red wine to have a quiet drink. But they tell us they don't sell alcohol on Sunday's. ...
... Ambato, we heard the conductor call out "Baños" and someone got to their feet; we followed. It turned out that there was a stop across the road where we could get buses coming south out of Ambato, without having to go into town to the bus terminal. Sure enough, buses to all destinations began stopping there and the queue seemed to be under the advice/direction of a smiling middle-aged woman employed by one of the companies. The first Baños bus had only one ...
... to say hello to Hilario and his family, also check out his vegetable plot as he used Bokatshi as a fertaliser when we left from there.
The impact of the bokatschi is incredible. Everything is out and look gorgeous.
When we came at night, Hilario invited us to his family´s party then another one later with his son, playing music.
We spent an excellent night.
We woke up the next morning, had some bizcocho with chocolate milk, speciality of Cayembe.
... along a river upstream, stopping every now and then to have a swim, climb over some massive trees or scale a waterfall. At one stage, we had to be harnessed in as we climbed up a waterfall, obviously with the water smashing into our face. It was a bloody awesome morning. In the afternoon, the local host family took us into the jungle to show us some of their local remedies and the uses for the plants around us.
Day three began with a ...
... local farmer had an ingenius idea to build a tree house and swing in his garden and charge a dollar for the tourists to have a go. My tummy flipped a million times as I swung over the edge of the mountain trying not to look down at the sheer drop. When the fun ended we began the 2 hour downhill trek back to the town. Ecuador clearly doesn't feel the need to use signposts, which meant we spent the whole time getting lost and wandering in ...