Hotel El Galpon
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... deciding what to do next! Ended up taking bikes to other side. Saw two girls from hostel licia and mareen(?). I went to get a banana and chocolate spread empanada - was amazing! Then sat with other girls and they got lunch. After we ended up walking to the other side of the waterfall. I was so tired walking back up. My legs and so unfit. Got a maracuya juice then we took truck back to banos with bikes. Sky cleared up so good day to go up to casa del arbol. Got back to bike shop ...
... with my body parallel to the ground, I
slowly let out slack from the rope. This allowed me to control my descent down
the waterfall. The third waterfall we slid down like a slide. The guide
harnessed us in and we slid down in pairs and landed in a pool at the bottom.
The final waterfall was by far the best. The guide strapped me in and then told
me to hang off the side of a 150 foot cliff. He then counted to three and then
quickly lowered me down. It ...
... amid fast-growing tensions between the two countries, war broke out. Peru claimed that Ecuador's military presence in Peruvian-claimed territory was an invasion; Ecuador, for its part, claimed that Peru had invaded Ecuador. In July 1941, troops were mobilized in both countries. This was the start of decades of tensions and war between the ...
... line for us to get down. Sam went first and we were a little unsure how we would break, so being quite steep I was worried he'd smack into the rock face at the end. The instructor had a breaking system though that thankfully stopped us safely before crashing and it was so much fun. Our last waterfall was 35 meters. Somehow I got in first and I went down quite comfortably. The instructor showed off by hold onto two ropes and running ...
... between dry, baron landscapes and lush green forest, its very pretty though and as we climbed towards Quito you can tell you're in quite a mad place. You can see where the city started and how it sprawled out across the uncompromising mountainsides over time, the clouds partially obscuring various parts. We took a local bus from the terminal into the city centre (another bendy bus system on designated lanes) and watched our bags closely among the throngs of locals and eventually ...
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