More bus pain

Trip Start Nov 21, 2012
Trip End Jan 13, 2013

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Flag of Ecuador  , Tungurahua,
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It seemed easy. A bus to Banos please. Nope this is not available at main bus station. Nope not available from bus stop on random street. Moved to another random street still no bus. We decided to take an Ambato bus. That's half way there.

The bus we took however was ram packed. By the time we sorted out our bags we where left with standing room only by entrance door/steps.

Only an hour of awkward standing!

Arriving in Ambato bus station this too was not the correct station for Banos bus. A short taxi ride took us to a smaller bus station with 8 empty bays & 4 police men. It wasn't too long till the Banos bus arrived. We where going to make it :)

Headed straight to Hostel 'Plantas y Blanco'. We bumped into the 4 Aussies from Chugchilán. They had an even worse journey than us!

When in Banos you must take advantage of a Spa Treatment. We choose to combine a steam bath with a mud wrap. This was then filled by an aromatic bath & stone massage. We felt great!

As we only had half the Pasta Tuna Bolognese from evening before we enjoyed this cheap meal again. Hit the sack early for a 8am start biking tomorrow.

Laying in bed I see why the hostel has this name. An ivy plant went round the room a few times over a white backdrop. Plants & White!
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