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Quito, Ecuador

okay, spent an hour downloading the photos and the actual blog sites download capacity is 25mb per month, which with our cameras resolution is about 5 photos - so enjoy. When get some time might post them on facebook.

Martas complaining about my prose and how I express myself so I´ll be cutting down on the colourful language from now on. Flew into Equador last night and now staying in a noisy hostel (chicago), 3 quid a night including breakfast, which is ideal as the funds are draining away. Very nice though, huge and serves breakfast on the roof overlooking the city. Spent today walking round the old colonial town, most buildings you walk past ranging from 300-500 years old. Absolutely shattered, not to sure whether my bodies conditioned yet for hiking to Machu Pichu, and its a struggle breathing at an altitude of 3,000km above sea level. Tomorrow will hopefully catch a bus ride to the middle of the world, the equater line which is a 20 minute bus ride, then move south towards the volcano cotapaxi and the thermal springs town of banos which is ideal for white water rafting and soaking my broken body. Slightly annoyed will be missing out on the galapagoes, but the flight and boat tour/guide would be in access of $1000 so knocking that on the head straight away.

The latter time spent in Dom republic was cool, took the snorkelling trip to paradise island and was positive I saw a barricuda swim right in front of my nose, though after researching pictures, it seemed a little small, though still quite scary. The other tropical fish and fire reefs were also amazing, though the trip itself was over 4 hours there and back from playa dorado across the most uncomftable patches of road imaginable. Before flying to Quito we spent 2 days in Boca Chica which is just east of santa domingo, a far more relaxed beach atmosphere and friendlier vibe with white sands and clear water. Echleons above Puerta Plata and all the other ugly resort based beaches along the coastline. Right, off to do some cooking and possibly getr drunk.

Posted by Marta-Alex 13:18

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