Hotel Sun Beach Salinas
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... I partially expected Quito to be similar to Bogota, but there wasn´t nearly as much energy and happenings, and the level of polution in the air was giving us some serious headaches. So, after two days, we moved on to nature.
Third: Baños (no, not toilets, baths). Known for its natural thermal waters, waterfalls, picturesque surroundings, and agreeable climate, Baños was a much needed next stop to clear our lungs of city air. We did some hiking, biking, ...
... tea break we set off on foot to the Whymper refuge, which is where the mountaineers ascending to the peaks spend the night before their final ascent. We chat with the man that looks after the refuge who tells us that he spends two weeks at a time here looking after the place before going back home for a week at a time. A lonely existence in the quiet season!
We set off on the climb to the Whymper refuge, named after the English mountaineer who first ascended to the ...
... and the four of us set off for the volcano in Gallo's 4x4. Gallo was a very well spoken English guide and had a very good knowledge of the whole area, stopping very often to show us something or point out something interesting. He also told us a lot about the native farmers and their Inca heritage. After about an hour of driving and stopping at interesting sites such as looking at interesting rock formations and wild Vicuñas, a smaller and wild relative of ...
... the traditional Kichwa language and Diana the kindergarten teacher turned cook. The first two days Jim was helping with manual labour, collecting pine needles from the surrounding forest and covering the path ways to help keep down the dust. Salasaka is a very dusty place! The women use their traditional woolen shawl or a bandana to cover their faces. Jim was sick the last three days in Salasaka and rested in bed.
The boys made lots ...
... in the clouds. On the stretch we climb to over 3600 mtr and it starts to rain, which changes into sleat. But fter a short while the sun is out again.
Our hotel in Riobamba has an old Hacienda as basis, to which new buildings have been added. Since we arrive early, it give us time to fettle with the cars and wash ...
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- Pets allowed