Hotel El Parque
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... banana bait, and to see the cock of the rock birds. I didn't manage to get a good picture of the birds but was very happy to see them all at their spot, where they show off to attract a mate.
On the drive the next day we stopped at the scenic Las Huellas Del Glaciar National Park where we could see the fault line between the tectonic plates that created the Andes. It was here that Alan said the immortal line to me, "could you please hold my bat moth, while I take a pee". ...
We rose early to take a 'spin' to 3000m; the starting point of our hike in La Culata National Park. The trail rises to 4680m but we were gonna see how far we could get in our 8 hour window.
Perhaps if the fitness levels were higher we could've managed more than 3800m but the going was tough and the air thin. Even the wall ...
... heap. What they don't waste and leak in oil and petrol they burn inefficiently, meaning you rarely escape the smoky, choky fumes while moving.
We emerge from the city limits and begin our ascent, twisting and turning on and on, the foothills give way to a seemingly endless upward route. Rounding each bend reveals yet another hill to climb; across the valley, mountains with patchwork-quilted, fields rise and rise at ludicrous angles. ...
-keep a journal for my parents
-scuba dive: overcome fear of being under water
-being extremely homesick (although traveling and seeing new things is amazing, after only a short time I find myself dreaming of, and anticipating my bed), our dog Clutch, certain food, talking to my family...etc. In a way, looking forward to being home.
-returning to Kelowna after one year, to "nothing": no home, no job, no ...
... get one inkling of negativity when I told them I was an American. They were more happy to hear that I gave their country a chance and didn’t care one way or another about American politics. If you get into baseball talk with these folks though-- you better not have much to do for about 20 minutes, as every person I spoke with was passionate about their players (many of whom are major leaguers) and their teams. I love baseball, so that was alright with me.