Hotel el Belen
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... we hopped into the back of a lorry with our bikes and got a lift back up!
After a tough day we headed back to the hostel and myself and Ady got full body massages, was jsut what we needed!
We ate in a vegeterian restaurant one night where we got vegan burgers...these were delicious!
Casa del Arbo was the first stop the next morning, this is the swing at the end of the world. This was really cool and slightly scary also! Photos are the best ...
... finally Pailon del Diablo. The ride took us mostly down the main road going out of Baņos, but there were a couple of side roads we could take that was only for bicycles. It saved us from having to ride through the tunnels going through the mountain along with the other cars, busses and big trucks. There were a few other small waterfalls we saw on the way, and the scenery was stunning. We were riding through the green mountains that ...
... Donde? (where)'. 'Hay que caminar unos minutos para llegar (you have to wallk a few minutes to get there)'. What he didn't explain was that those few minutes would be uphill, in pure mud. In flip flops. You can probably guess how the rest goes, we ended up walking in bare feet and getting very muddy. Once up there, the views were incredible and the swing was good fun. That night was followed by Matt trying to teach me how to play Chess, about ...
... we were standing on if we had to get up! The first night of course we were listening to all the noises and feeling a bit nervous about some of them. We got used it though and managed to get some sleep!
We did a couple of tours whilst we were there, a Cocoa Tour and a Community Tour. The cocoa tour took us around his plantation and showed us the cocoa trees with their alien looking pods. We split one open and sucked off the pulp around the kernal/seed, it ...
... up so cool and was so ready to jump. After on the count of three, she freaked out and froze! Refusing to go, the man decided to climb on the platform to encourage her after trying to verbally encouraging her. He held on her harness, lifted her arm off the rail and counted. On two, he gently and firmly pushed her. Off she went, leaving me to jump. I asked him if he could do the same with me because I would freak out too and turned to Angel ...