Ecuador 2015

We left home in October for this adventure in Ecuador, flying via Madrid to Quito


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Spent 3 days in the Casa el Eden, Quito, suffering a bit from jetlag and altitude sickness, but well looked after by Mario & Blanca. Left the parents to do the sightseeing: wondrous Jesuit church & processions of fire fighters
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South to Los Mortinos,next to Cotopaxi: due to the August eruption & on-going rumblings, Pablo's hotel was operating illegally. But we survived & enjoyed it!

After Cotopaxi, we headed south to Banos

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Its thermal springs were too murky for us!- of Banos. But lovely owner of Aldea Real & great views

Then on to Riobamba

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A night in the historic Hacienda Andaluza: luxury with an unvisited library, nooks & crannies, gardens & even bunnies!
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Up early to reach Alausi for a ride on the Devil's nose train

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This built, ~1890, to connect Guayaquil to Quito, now a tourist attraction - great fun for us!

en route to Cuenca

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The hotel Forum had a nice bar, with Raoul serving Canelazos, and it was good to eat in its Brasserie
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Somehow we missed the open top bus, but we did make it to the Panama Hat museum

Our 10 days here went by quickly, but we were on to Guayaquil, where our favourite boat, the Silver Explorer, was awaiting to take us down through

Peru & Chile to Ushuaia

Life in 2015.