We got ready to make the Quilotoa Loop. Simon and Nicky had everything planned, and their plans involved a lot of walking (compared with what I was used to). We started getting a bus to Zumbahua, and then walking until Quilotoa, 14Kms. There we bargained along some hostels, but, in the end, a coin made the decision. That sparkled the irritation on Manuel [ec], the owner of ‘La chosita’ (the hostel we turned down). But we were following the market rules… and I gave him some ‘information’.
As we had some hours till dusk, we decided to go down to the ‘Laguna’. We didn’t intend to get back with a mule, as many tourists do…
We had bad luck with the rain: just after beginning our way back, it started pouring heavily. Rivers of mud, lack of breath and the wrong equipment made the return somewhat nightmarish. But everything finished well, and I even had time to give some antimaterialism speechs in Portuguese (quite handy in Ecuador, if anybody knows what I mean) to some children.
After one of the best showers in my life, we had dinner (that was included in the price we negotiated, $20/3) and shared some Pilseners.
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