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Day 219 Machala, Ecuador: Mosquitoes, ants, and roaches.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

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After waking up shivering with only a corner of sheet covering my stomach, I was up by 7:30am, showered and dressed by eight and out the door by nine. It was time to move on. Moving on meant the last semi-long bus ride in Ecuador. A four hour jaunt south-east to the semi-ocean, semi-border town of Machala.
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Day 218 Cuenca, Ecuador: Time to shop

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

It was a real close call. New Years Eve, New Years Day, and debating on a day three. I was really contemplating leaving because even though there were no people around and everything was closed, I still was able to get a feel for the city. All the historical/religious stuff was there and I saw all of it so what was the big deal if people were added to the equation.
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Photos: Cuenca, Ecuador- Happy New Year 2006

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
IMG_2279.JPG New Years Eve Cuenca style. View image View image View image View image Photos of Cuenca, the tourist view. IMG_2283.JPG View image View image View image View image View image [Continue reading this entry]

Day 217 Cuenca, Ecuador: The most boring New Years ever.

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
If you read the last entry you'll get the drift of how Sunday, the first was. It was extremely, painfully boring. I am used to the usual Sunday tranquility since it is a day of rest for most ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 216 Cuenca, Ecuador: New Years Eve, I think

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
I got up early and packed my stuff. I wanted to leave fairly early since the bus ride would be six hours to Cuenca. Since I knew where the station was I just walked it and saved the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: El Nariz del Diablo (The Devils Nose), Ecuador

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
100_1784.JPG The mad rush for the top. View image Top row View image Some decent views. View image View image View image View image View image The ride back to Riobamba. 100_1797.JPG [Continue reading this entry]

Day 215 El Nariz del Diablo, Ecuador: It works out.

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
At 4:30am my phone went off and I woke up feeling actually pretty awake. The train trip was a go. I took a quick look out the window to see if there was a train sitting there, but ... [Continue reading this entry]

Photos: Riobamba, Ecuador: Volcanoes, finally

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
100_1770.JPG Volcanoes do exist in Ecuador. I was contemplating either writing to the whole world that the volcanoes in Ecuador were as fake as all the plastic animals in the Galapagos or I was ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 215 El Nariz del Diablo, Ecuador: It works out.

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
At 4:30am my phone went off and I woke up feeling actually pretty awake. The train trip was a go. I took a quick look out the window to see if there was a train sitting there, but ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 214 Riobamba, Ecuador: I’m getting screwed and pissed.

Monday, January 2nd, 2006
Woke up to rain and that continued on throughout the day. My only real plans were to get some blog stuff done, make a new copy of my Spanish workbook I bought in Medellin, and buy my tickets for ... [Continue reading this entry]