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After breakie in the jungle we needed to asend a little back towards the mountains to Banos, the centre for adventure (and drinknig) in ecuador. it was paddys day as well so jerseys were donned and we set off for the town back through the jungle and up those dam windy roads. our hotel was quite funky on the outskirts of the town and we had a great view from our room to the waterfall. we got a brief presentations of the activities we could do for a few days and when we decided we had a stroll around town before stopping in on a place with happy hour so Cuba Libres and Pilsner all around. after this it was off to the leprachaun bar for a few socialables but unfortuately we were both feeling a little ropey so we couldn stay out as long as we would have liked.
a not to early start and we set off for whitewaterrafting. we geared up, drove 30 mins to the site and after a brief demonstration we were off. we were placed in the smallest boat which we were told was the quickest but we were not told it was the most unstable. so on cue on a small rapid at the start the boat flipped and under we went. me and katie got stuck under the boat and paniced a little. it took us 5 minutes to get the boat flipped over and back on board (my fault) all shattered but we had to quickly recover as the rapids came quick and fast. luckily at the half way point we got out of the boats for a break and we got to recover especially mo who was white as a ghost. not much went wrong after and we got to the end ok.
next morning we went canyoning down a river. mo was quite scared and was debating pulling out but she battled on and really enjoyed it in the end.