Hacienda Primavera Wilderness Ecolodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... I was going to be able to wait for the next stop, or any way of stopping the tram.
Of course then I had no choice and try and aim for a corner of the carriage and avoid anyone. I'm not sure I've ever been quite so humiliated with all the locals looking at me and of course Dave who I'd known for about 24 hours!
I admit this was probably self inflicted as we'd been celebrating the night before at an Irish bar we'd found for St Patrick's Day. No Guiness ...
... arrive to the Yellow House Hotel until 2 o'clock in the morning so the next day was spent acclimating to the altitude and lack of sleep. Novice mistake, we headed out all day without sunscreen, forgetting how close we were to the equator. Needless to say, our faces are suffering the consequences :).
Monday, we headed over the historical center. The area is very charming, with many old churches, narrow streets and old buildings. Our first stop was the ...
Our journey to Quito took 2 hours, and we all know what that means...$2! We had been warned about Quito being unfriendly and dodgy. This reminded us of our tour guide, Pablo, from Medellin who told us of an old Colombian saying: if you give someone papaya, they'll take it and eat it - i.e. If you give someone the opportunity to rob you, they'll do it. So we expected Quito to be papaya level 5 (highest). As it happened, the first person we asked for help to find the right ...
... had been invited there by one of the officers, who takes classes in the Manna Library, to help administer English proficiency tests to training officers. They explained our roles to us as managers and workers from different NGOs who were currently located in a conflict zone in Africa. This zone had recently become increasingly dangerous and UN Peace Keepers had been sent into to aid the NGOs and refugees displaced by the violence.
I am writing as we sit on the bus to Papallcta. We left our comfortable apartment in Quito to finally venture out. With ample warning about rampant robbers and pick pockets on local buses, we opted for a taxi to bus terminal, then caught the bus to Papallacta. We said adios to our friends at the tienda downstairs...Francisco and Evette...invited them to come stay with us anytime they are in the states...and we all really hope they rake us ...