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As my travels wind to an end, I spent the day walking around the town of Montanita a little, checking out some local shops, and getting fruit for breakfast and veggies for dinner ($2) for all. I spent the rest of the day laying in a hammock in our hostel blogging and relaxing! The weather was overcast so I decided to save my tanning. Tomorrow: beach runs, yoga, and all day beach ...
... at their hostel. I showed them Leprechaun. My bouncer friend, William, got us in quickly and a round of shots. Didn't catch the name, but they were tasty!
They left shortly after. I hung out for a bit longer and danced for a bit. I finally got some salsa practice!
...And had a guy try to grab my chest. Set him straight real quick.
Went back to the hostel and went to bed shortly after that. Kind of killed the mood for me.
We had made grand plans for today, to scale the mountain behind our hostel and visit the thermal baths.
Our jelly legs from ascending the steps at the waterfalls yesterday put an end to any mountaineering however.
We did wander along to the thermal pools. They didn't quite live up to my mental picture of what they would be like. I imagined crystal blue pools, in a lush setting, with a soundtrack of birdsong. The reality was more like a lido that had ...
baņos is a small town a few hours south of quito, known for being a great place to do outdoor activites. Aline, Sam and I stayed there for 5 days. One of our first activities was biking down the Ruta de las Cascadas (The Route of the Waterfalls). They views were spectacular, and the final waterfall Del Diablo was breathtaking. The only spoil to the day was Aline's bike getting a flat tyre half way there. However, 2 friendly locals tried to help us mend the bike and when ...
... the local produce and get busy in the kitchen.
About a 2 km walk from the condo is the local Mercado. It is typical of all marketplaces, vendors selling goods from their carts, shops stocked with fruits and vegetables, butchers standing behind hanging pieces of meat, and the fish mongers scaling and cleaning a large variety of fresh fish! It is a colorful, noisy and dusty scene that confronts you!
We time our visit to arrive at ...