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Last night, Monday we arrived at Riobamba which is in central equador. The drive was 5 hours and the landscape was very interesting. Green then dry then very green. We arrived with Willy, The world vision rep at 7pm. I slept a bit in the car as the roads were rather mad. I did not feel safe at all. Cars darting here and there. It was a hellish 5 …
... I have my first English class tonight!!! I will be
teaching Advanced Adult English with a fellow PD, Greg. Classes are every
Wednesday (6-7 pm) and Saturday (9 - 12 am). We currently have a full class of
20 students, some of which are friends from the community, however it is common
for less than half the class to come on Wednesday because of work/family/etc
(also it is currently raining and Ecuadorians don’t really leave their ...
... dancing with musical accompaniment. A fine example of the differences between men and women :).
Next: Quito. On the bus ride to the smoggy capital, mishap number 1 occurred. Our friend Marta had her backpack between her feet (with the zipper opening pointed back). Somehow, someone sitting behind her managed to open the backpack, remove two cameras, close the bag, and get off the bus unnoticed. While the cameras didn't have much monetary value, ...
... to do it. True is i didnt really mind as i'd already had a similiar experience climbing huayna potosi, and so that afternoon decided to hop back on a bus that day and headed for banos.
During my time in banos i made a big decision. That i would book a flight out to the galapagos islands. I was undecided as the cost for a trip there is so high. Here's why i decided to go:
1) i'll never be ...
... the altitude, or both. Either way, it is and amazing feeling to have made it and the views are simply wonderful!
The return journey takes a mere 15 minutes and we are back at the lower refugio and Edison is setting up our bikes. Biking Spirit sensibly offers three options when it comes to routes back down the volcano depending upon experience and, I suppose, desire for an adrenaline rush. We choose the middle option of around 36 kms., of which 8kms. is on Tarmac ...
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