A sad day….. Today we said goodbye after almost 5 months 24/7 with the three of us. We are gonna take a few week break (Petra and Janneke are coming over to visit) and we will continue with the three of us later.
Wednesday june 16, we crossed the border with Equador. The final kilometers in Colombia we were stopped by the Colombian police for speeding. They lasered us with 79 km/h, where we were supposed to do only 20. “Really officer, did we go that fast?”. And again to point out how friendly everyone in Colombia is: we could continue without any fine after a little chat. The bordercrossing was one of the easiest so far. No hassle at all and all straight forward.
The next day, we drove to Quito, the very big and stretched capital of Equador. We spent a few nights in hostal el cafecito and used our time to book some tours, drink a few beers, watch the second match of Holland and to relax. And ofcourse: to visit Mitad del mundo and stand with one foot on the northern hemisphere and one foot on the southern.
Tuesday june 22, we drove to Banos.
The town is nothing special, but from here you can do a lot of outdoor activities. The ride to Banos went over 3400m with nice views of the Cotopaxi volcano.
In banos we had a mountain walk and a Swedish massage (sin final feliz, for the ones who will comment on this).
So, feeling as good as new, it’s now time to go our own way. Bas and Roel go to Guayaquil to pick up the girls and I will go back to Quito. We all have plans to visit Galapagos, do jungle tours etc. So I expect nice pictures next post.
Sterk spul hoor….fisherman’s friend