Travel Blogs from Ibarra
... 2013: The following came thru in an email newsletter: "There's an interesting article going around the ex-pat communities from here to Cuenca suggesting that gringo residents should take responsibility for explaining to Obnoxious Gringos (OG's) that that ugly-American attitude of loudly complaining is an unnecessary display of arrogance that will expose us all to repercussions sooner or later. Until that article finds its way to you I will leave you with a tidbit ...
... a blanket from Cusco and loads of
bits and pieces so we are definitely at capacity!
Its really hot here, so we
flagged after lunch and headed back to camp – Maddie made another cricket bat
while Johnny whittled the stumps, and we had a quick game, before heading over
to the hostel restaurant for a set dinner and entertainment from the locals.
There was a band of three musicians, one on the panpipes, one on a guitar and
the other on ...
... We have had another wonderful day. Our time has been so much better here since Amb jumped into the kitchen on the night before New Year’s Eve to help the ladies cook. She never ceases to amaze me at how she can turn a not so good situation into a great one. I think Paco and Elena have enjoyed having us and they will both be sad to see us go, but it looks like we will be back for a day or two anyways. Life is good! Buenos noches!! Blog you ...
Long wait for the colectivo to town to fill, then despite 3 places saying "café" nowhere in the new bus station sold coffee – had to head off unfortified.
Border formalities were fortunately fairly straightforward – no searches for guns or drugs, at least not until the bus from Tulcan – passports and hold luggage were then checked rigorously – luckily I had taken my backpack onto the bus so it wasn't ...
... head back to town.
And as if this wasn’t enough fun for one day, after having to wait at a police check, just as the sun was starting to set and we still had at least another 60km along windy dirt roads, the front tire popped!
We arrived back in Pucara at 9pm, after an hour and a half enjoying the river, an hour in scummy roadside restaurant and 13 hours either in, or looking at that good ole green truck! What a day for Ecuadorian adventures and family ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility