Ecuador – around Volcano Chimborazo

Baños de Agua Santa

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at the hostel Pequeño Paraiso in Rio Verde we met again Sarah & Erdem and got introduced to their cute puppy Tara

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The tree house with the “end of the world” swing in Baños

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after standing in line for a while, when it was finally my turn, it was sooooo foggy….a great feeling though “swinging into the nothing”

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we enjoyed a great dinner at Cafe del Cielo above Baños

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from the Cafe del Cielo we had a spectacular night view of the town of Baños

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we enjoyed a cheese fondue at the Swiss Bistro in Baños

Pilar del Diablo, Banos, Ecuador

Another sight to see in Baños is this amazingly powerful waterfall, Pilar del Diablo (unfortunately I forgot my camera, this photo is stolen from the web)

Volcano Chimborazo

This huge mountain is the highest point in Ecuador. It has five summits, the highest culminating at 6,310 meters (20,720 ft.). Unfortunately it was cold, strong winds and the peak completely covered in clouds.

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we saw our first vicuñas!

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Vicuña is one of two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes

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this sign is close to the Whymper refuge at 5,000 m (16,400 ft.)

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Mr. G at 5,000 m (16,400 ft.)

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the following day, we finally got a glimpse of Chimborazo

Dirt roading – Lagunas de Atillo area

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even on the way to work they wear beautiful colorful clothing

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school bus in Ecuador

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Lagunas de Atillo

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clouds are low again and rainy

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driving up the valley – Ivan found a trail on the GPS – could be nice but with this rain??

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ivan was determined….

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cattle refuses to go down the steep trail

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Alausi area

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at the train station in Alausi

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at the train station in Alausi

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