Hotel el Libertador
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... floor of the bus. As has been our custom on buses we were sitting in the front row seats and had a good view of the driver and conductor inspecting the bus on their hands and knees. A few minutes later we set off again with everything seemingly under control but another few kilometre own the road they stopped again and came down the bus giving all the passengers a refund who's value matched the fare they would have to pay to each their destination.
with them, which is different than the U.S. where you spend it with your
friends. Another tradition is to wear yellow underwear on new years eve to bring
good luck into the new year. The last NYE tradition is the aņo nuevo. This is where the family buys
a doll mostly made of paper mache and burns the doll. Completely destroys it.
The destruction of the doll represents destroying all of the bad things that
happened in 2014. There are many ...
... and provision of social services, and historical exploitation by the land-holding elite.editGeography
Ecuador is a small country with a very diverse geography. Being located on the equator and with a coast line climbing up to mountains over 5,000 metres, makes for an amazing topography. This little country has rain forest, cloud ...
... bike, up the mountain to casa de arbol (the tree house, which has an 'edge of the world swing'. Should have been easy, & indeed getting there was. We enjoyed the views and the swing was delightful, even got a head butt from a young cow. We then decided to head down via a few other view points.
Sadly our view was to be of the chain, and oil..repeatedly. We were very proud of our efforts to reattch the chain ...
Next we wandered through the city up towards the famous cable car system and after we eventually found it, took a ride to the top of the mountain nearby. It stands at 4200m above sea level and over 1000m above Quito (so was more great practice for the Inca Trail altitudes) once the cloud cleared the views were amazing though it was cold and a storm blew in for our return journey. Lightning was striking all around our cable car so that added more excitement to the ...