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heads in the south, tails in the north

Well, we´re a bit tired now after todays wander about the city. It took us a while to negotiate the cities buses,absolutely ages infact, why exactly does a city need three different types of buses that all look the same but go to completely different places ?????????????? , don´t know how many buses we stopped and asked if they were heading to the centre of the world, but let me tell you it was a lot more than you would think possible, and yet we made it, we didn´t buckle and jump into a cab even though we came as close as you can without actually doing so. Actually that cab driver was a little annoyed to get pulled over, three people to get in only for three people to change their minds and get out again !!!!!!!!! HA HA ooops sorry pardon senor !!

So, the centre of the world, yes we were there, we jumped from one side of the equator to the other, we lay half in the north and half in the south, we set the camera to auto and jumped into the air to try and capture the perfect midair equator shot ( repeatedly, as this infact prooved decidedly tricky here for some reason !!!! ), and we ate a traditional lunch of hoof soup, lemon cucumber, rice and spicey chicken.

at last!!!!!
....what´s that ?????????? hoof soup you say....yep that´s right hoof soup you didn´t mis read that last bit, it´s a bit of a local delicacy in these parts.....not too bad either but i´m drawing the line at the other speciality of tripe !!!!!!!!!!

We´re not too sure about the plan for the next couple of weeks while Nick´s here, he wants a bit of Jungle, some beachtime, a boat trip and he´d read about this train ride in Riobamba that´s supposed to be the most hair raising trip of it´s kind according to the L.P . Us on the other hand are mostly just up for the beach, well it is the end of the trip ci ???? Pisco may have to have a return trip to fit in the boat trip which would be cool, go see some more slions and guins.

if you like pina colada...

Just spoken to a guy we´ve met, Damian, who has been in Quito for the last 6 weeks and Ecudor for the last 6 months, about the so called hair raising train trip and apparently it´s all a bit old hat now and that the health and safety losers have completely ruined the trip by banning sitting on the roof of the train and putting in speed restrictions , so now the hair raiser is little more than a scenic downhill train trip  at slightly more than walking pace, the train trip has now been condemned to the bin. Heading to Banos tomorrow and maybe a little whitewater rafting, not sure what time we´ll be leaving though as we´ve just bought a bottle of rum, one of vodka and a couple of bottles of ready mixed Pina Colada.

who knows where this bus is going
...oh and a packet of peanuts..........well you gotta eat haven´t you ????????

 Actually better go and start on that Pina Colada now....hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah that´s better.......maybe it just needs a touch more rum to make it a little less girlie............oh ok we don´t need the umbrella either...............  cheers !!!!!!!!

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heads in the south, tails in the n…
heads in the south, tails in the …
at last!!!!!
at last!!!!!
if you like pina colada...
if you like pina colada...
who knows where this bus is going
who knows where this bus is going
bugger
bugger
bugger
bugger
not bad
not bad
almost
almost
bugger
bugger
doh
doh
damn
damn
finally
finally
hoof soup...yummy!!!!
hoof soup...yummy!!!!
in search of the perfect burger
in search of the perfect burger
could be a contender
could be a contender
open wide and say ahhhhhhhhh
open wide and say ahhhhhhhhh
reliving our first dance!!!
reliving our first dance!!!
a little bit pished
a little bit pished
ow
ow
evening officer
evening officer
I dont think thisll win any priz…
I don't think this'll win any pri…
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