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... asked if I could join them. We ended up going to the Argentinian restaurant we couldn't find earlier! Splashed out and had steak - was really good. Brought out these zucchini on biscuit but super garlicky, so tasty. Had chimichurri sauce too. Shared a litre of red wine too. Was really good. Irish guy bit moany. Checked out flights to Galapagos seemed Monday cheaper so will probably stay another night and leave Sunday. Messaged nikky to try find out what they were planning to do for marks ...
... br> making the very smart decision to pay a few extra dollars for a much nicer bus
that stopped a lot less. We arrived the morning of the 30th and
spent the next couple days just hanging out at the beach and relaxing.
years eve in Ecuador proved to be quite interesting. I learned many new
traditions that are part of the culture. In this country, New years is a very
family oriented holiday. You eat dinner with your family and ...
... president after nearly a decade of civilian and military dictatorships.The emergence of the indigenous population (approximately 25%) as an active constituency has added to the democratic volatility of the country in recent years. The population has been motivated by government failures to deliver on promises of land reform, ...
We arrived in Banos after our hike around quilotoa assuming we would go out for a couple of nights, have a boogie and relax into the spa town. Sadly after one night out of a couple of drinks gastro hit so the next few days were spent catching up on life admin and giving repeat business to the 'arte cafe' which (apparently) does the best dirty chai in ecuador.
That said, we did decide to head out on our last day on ...
... cathedral in the centre of the city (visible from the roof terrace of the hostel!). We climbed up the towers and took in the amazing city views but it was the means of getting to the second tower which stuck in the memory most. There were ladders on the outside of the tower which led to the top- we both went up but the thought of coming back down again freaked me out...we both managed it ok but was glad to be back on solid ground again! Health and safety standards nowhere ...