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Old 11-02-2012, 01:00 PM   #123
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Once across the border we headed for a little place that Ed had stayed at before, Hostal Aida in La Esperanza. It is well known, back in the 60's the area was famous for magic mushrooms and the hostal had visitors such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and more







they have some huge moths here



we paid $16 each/night but that included breakfast and supper which were fabulous, the one downer about the place was that the internet didn't work, we had to go across the street to pirate a signal from the home owner and no C-Stain I'm not throwing up on my computer I'm talking to my Beloved Bride



the evenings were quiet just sitting around talking and drinking from huge bottles of beer



We stayed a total of three days so Ed, Mathias and myself stripped all the luggage off our bikes and went up into the mountains



it's excellent countryside, we followed some tracks until whoops





the shepard was really nice, quite eager to talk about his life



but all good things come to an end and it was time for Ekki and I to shove off to Quito


did the usual tourist stuff and visited the Cathedral



liability must be very low here you can climb all over the cathedral including up on the roof



there's a million nooks and cranies in the building






Ekki wanted me to show how hard the riding is down here



We now journey down the highway to Banos
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