Ecuador / Galapagos - July 10, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Day 4

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Even though we spent a lot of time in the bus today (we moved out of our nice contemporary hotel in Quito to a really rustic and beautiful hacienda in Riobamba), Cotopaxi National Park was amazing! When we arrived, we took the mountain bikes around the base of the volcano for miles. It was bumpy, sandy, a little difficult to bike, but everyone made it to the very end and complained when it was over! (We had the jeep riding along with us "just in case.") We had lunch at a restaurant at the base of the volcano before we headed down the mountain to Riobamba. While the biking was cool, I thought the little town we drove through was so interesting. Our guide, Fabian, said that they only "do ice cream" there. It's a REALLY small town (much smaller than Mt. Lebanon!), but almost every corner and then some has a store that sells ice cream. The popular flavor to get was a multi-striped and flavored one. Between coconut, chocolate, and a "chewing gum" flavor, it was a fun experience. :)


  1. Seeing your pictures each day has become the highlight of our day, just the anticipation of what will come next.

  2. Some of the shots of the mountains are good enough for a postcard. Glad to see you all made it OK at 13,000 feet!

  3. The pictures of the mountain biking are great. I like everyone's new hats!! It seems that the food is as good as the other highlights so far -- especially the ice cream!

    Looking forward to the next installment.

    Patty (Daniel's aunt)

  4. These are amazing pictures - it really takes us there! So glad to hear everyone was able to make it!

  5. Ice cream on every corner? Sounds like my kind of place! Looks like quite an adventure. Great pics!

  6. I LOVE the new hats!! Biking looked like a blast!!! That little lizzard was kind of cool too!! I can't wait to see where you will be camping.


Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When July 10 - 23, 2010
Focus Ecology