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... which has no windows, just screens, where it was so warm that I only pulled up a sheet to keep the insects out!
But to today - at 5.00 am the trip to the Quito airport with a young driver was pretty speedy and by 6.00 am I was checked in and doing my pre-flight walk up and down to get my circulation moving. In doing so I browsed the duty free shops and decided that it was wise for me to fill my carry-on with Equatorial chocolate to share at home. ...
... hands if you eat in their establishment OR they all seem to have the exact same menu - cheese empanadas, Parmesan clams, a fish dish, meat dish and possibly a chicken dish. Oh, and don't forget the pappas fritas. Nearly all the main dishes come with french fries. So combine red meat, french fries, top it with a fried egg and we're not really sure how any of the population lives beyond 40. This brings us to our dinner adventure for the evening. Because of all the reasons ...
... 9am. The early morning one is the 'alternate' tour, taking in the poorer parts of the town. This mainly involved markets, but despite being a Saturday weren't quite as busy as I was expecting. Fun fact: the Scottish made steel structure of the fish market (voted one of the best markets in the world) was originally intended for Montevideo, and that one for here, but the orders were mixed up. The one in Monty doesn't stay cool enough which ...
... contained in an area of about 4k square, with the rest of the city being largely modern suburban, although enroute to/from the airport you can see there are numbers of really poor villages.
There is a river of sorts running through the city, but at this time of year vary shallow and rough. Apparently it becomes a roaring deep torrent in the prime Andes snow melting period.
The centre of the city is generally modern, ...
... sorority girl on frat night. It was however an excellent opportunity to literally road test my new GoPro Enrique (Hero) and providing I didn't **** up the video format I will upload those shortly.
That night we hit Route 36, a specialist Bolivian night spot. Some of you will have heard of it, some perhaps not. We had a great time, though hardly ideal preparation for our flight to Rurrenabaque the following afternoon. We hopped on a 19 seater that felt about a sturdy as a ...