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Photos: Latacunga, Ecuador

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

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Just some quick shots of a pretty bland town. I based out of here for my Cotopaxi ride.
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Photos: Quito, Ecuador

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

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These first three are what I think about Gringolandia in Quito.
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The rest of these are my tourist shots of the historic parts of Quito. If I were into that stuff I would have stayed a lot longer there, but alas, just more churches to me.
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Day 212 Banos, Ecuador: You’ve just read it.

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
It rained. It sucks when it rains. I had nothing to do because it was raining. So, I stayed in my room and watched tv, ate candy, and wrote all these dailies that I was behind on. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 211 Banos to Puyo: 60 km bike ride.

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
My primary reason for visiting Banos was not the thermal baths. After my hike and seeing what was pouring into that Bacteria fest, the bike ride was about it. The Banos to Puyo ride starts out basically in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 210 Banos, Ecuador: Merry Christmas/Feliz Navidad

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
Ahhh Christmas. No snow, no holiday hubbub, but more importantly no rain. It was still cloudy but it was much less packed and it felt a bit warmer. I really wanted to get the bike ride to ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 209 Banos, Ecuador: Rain, rain, rain…

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
Rain sucks. After my sloggy down hill run of Cotopaxi, it made for another day of sporting events in the rain sound less than appealing. It was kind of a bummer seeing all the activities that could be ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 208 Banos, Ecuador: Wet pants, cable, and a great view.

Thursday, December 29th, 2005
With a washed out Cotopaxi and Latacunga being less than an enjoyable place (I couldnít even find a budget pizza place), I was more than ready to take the two hour hop to Banos. The ride was two part since the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 207 Cotopaxi: The invisible volcano.

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
After a fairly sleepless night and awakened by my $40 alarm clock (cell phone that doesnít work in Ecuador,) I headed down to the agency around 8am. The plan was to meet there, pick up our gear, bikes, helmets, ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 206, Latacunga, Ecuador:Volcano alley

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
With my marathon tour of the historical area, Quito was done. I enjoyed yesterday more than a hundred days in the Mariscal. Because it was really only a day trip, I didnít even unpack. I just hung ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 205 Quito, Ecuador: Back to mi preferencia

Friday, December 23rd, 2005
Once my mailing was done, I could get out of the Mariscal. Just way too touristy and having stayed there before, there was nothing worth while to see. In actuality, everything was exactly the same as a couple ... [Continue reading this entry]