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... we are thinking that they will soon be closing up. It is everything we were hoping for although it isn’t very big. It feels more authentic than Otavalo… don’t get me wrong, Otavalo was extremely interesting and if you are looking to buy touristy type items to take home then that is where you can do that. However, you need to be aware that it has become just that…a tourist market. I’m not even sure the items that are being sold there are ...
... on the colorful, flashing party lights. It was perfect. The first stop was canopying, which wasn't that frightening. Next, we did a little cable car ride, and lastly, a hike for $1.50 under a phenomenal waterfall.
When we arrived back at about 1pm, the sky was incredibly clear. We all decided to take a cab 4km way up the mountain (Baņos is situated in a valley) up to the internet-famous "Swing at the End of the World". It's basically a ...
... and her colonies three hundred years ago, ancestors of the current family purchased the land. In 1919, the then owner built, and filled with European furniture, the grand house where we breakfasted today. Around 2000, the family entered the greenhouse cut-rose business with 25 acres of roses near the house, and another 25 acres of land at an altitude 600 metres higher for varieties that required ...
... 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, ...
Weather was looking good so made an early start for the bus
to Riobamba, though it was 10am by the time we left. The views of the other
side of Chimborazo were good as well and lots more vicuna too. Unfortunately
distant from the road so no decent photos. The scenery all the way was excellent, from
the sand sculpted desert-like lower slopes with more grass roofed ...
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