Week thirty nine - Riobamba - Cuenca - Máncora - Cuzco
Peru is the 17th country I have visisted this trip and the border crossing was the most complicated mission yet. It resulted in my respect for taxi drivers plummeting to an all time low, when they were already my most despised profession, not including London cabbies of course. On hindsight Ecuador bored me, it had an edge, offered no inspiration and t...
The Ashington weather curse strikes again!
The main reason for stopping here is to catch the train that goes South. It´s supposedly a spectacular journey down a series of switchbacks and you can ride on the roof. I say supposedly because we´ll never know. The English owner of the hostal we stayed in, in Banos, told us that, for the past 4 weeks, there had been a problem with the track and the tr...
On Tuesday I made my way from Quito to Riobamba. Riobamba is the main departure point for the spectacular trainride. Unfortunately it didn´t stop raining there all afternoon, so I couldn´t see much of the snowcapped peaks around me, nor did I visit any of the parks as planned.
I stayed in a very nice hostal though and had a nice meal there.
I saved a pig!
A brief update and a long update
So I've been fairly out of the communication loop for a while. Time for a long boring update.
For those of you who don't like me there's also a brief outline of what I've been up to. To entice you to read though - in
the middle of the long update is also 5 Reasons why an IT consultant is like a Quichua J...