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71 miles from Quito, but three hours by bus, is the capital of the Imbaburra province: Ibarra. We arrived around 4:30 Saturday after signing Amy up in Quito to climb a 19,340 foot mountain on Wednesday. Amy wanted me to climb the mountain with her but I opted do some more paragliding in Ibarra. My friends from Quito hooked me up with some local …
... were guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, turkeys. Chickens were everywhere. It also seems to be a bit of a family trip, young boys walked around with chickens on leads and in sacks over their backs, while we saw old ladies with puppies strapped to their backs, in the way that babies are normally carried. After seeing a pig that had hair like Dyson, and encountering one too many Munchie-mouse look-alikes, we made our way to the craft market in town. ...
... basically clothes, blankets, hammocks and random knick knack **** that you find at most markets. The things that set this markets apart is the colour, and the fact that everything is made from alpaca. I almost bought a ton of stuff today just cuz it is so soft and cuddly! Definitely loading up a bag before I come home. We came back to Quito and chilled around the hostel and caught up on some things and got our stuff ready for ...
... at this point and we were debating whether we wanted to continue with the whole trek, but we decided to walk around the corner to see what was there, then we'd probably turn back to come down the same way that we came. We were about half way round the crater when we turned the corner, but when there, we saw some very dark grey clouds descending upon the lake. You could see the mist dissipating down and around the mountains, and it was heading our way, so we thought we'd turn back, ...
... looking at maps distances may seem short but 90%25 of the time you are driving through the Andes so it is slower going. Figure around $50 or less for an internal flight Costs: Ecuador can be an extremely expensive country given some tourist stuff such as the Galapagos islands are extremely expensive (over $1,000USD for five days) but outside of this you can easily get by on $30USD or less. I spent $975NZD in 19 days or ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility