Hotel El Galpon
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... Ecuador and Peru reached a tentative peace agreement in October 1998, which ended hostilities, and the Guarantors of the Rio Protocol ruled that the border of the undelimited zone was indeed the line of the Cordillera del Cóndor, as Peru had been claiming since the 1940s. Still, Ecuador got a small piece of land from Peru in turn ...
... I towered over them all. They managed to get me down to the river; I think I slid down the rocky bank, and into the canoe.
As we worked our way back up the river I sat at the back hoping that I wouldn’t have to either lean over throw up or worse, I didn’t think I could hold it in any longer.
Finally we got to my friends place and remembering about the snakes I asked if she would run up and open the doors for me so I could without ...
... We had a quiet evening and thoroughly enjoyed the free walking tour arranged by our first hostel the next morning. It took in the changing of the guard in the central square with the prime minister looking on and the marching band playing the national anthem. They seem quite patriotic and generally like their prime minister who has overseen big economic advances in his tenure. We wanted to get a bus to our next stop, Banos, in good time, so headed over to the poshest bus ...
Had a great first sleep and got up straight away ready for breakfast together at 8am. The kids had already gone to school so it was just the adults. After breakfast we did some much needed Spanish study with a bit of help from Roberto. He is extremely patience with us which is very nice! We had 2 write 20 lines using some of the verbs we have on paper that Teresa gave us. ...
... promenade before going to the airport to fly to Galápagos the next morning.
The 2 weeks we spent in Ecuador had been amazing. I had been to Quito before for 3 weeks in 2003 and it hadn't been one of my favourite countries of South America, but this time I had loved everything - the people, the food, the traditional dress and the scenery. Definitely one of my favourite countries of Latin America so far!
Next stop - the adventure of a lifetime in Galápagos!
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