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Oct 5

BAƑOS, ECUADOR

Running a little behind on my posts. In the middle of a move to a new apt. Finally got a chance to go through the rest of my flicks and the yummyest part of my trip. After I got my ecua grub on, and painted with the hommies, my grandparents and I hit the road to one of my favorite places, BaƱos. This little town is known for it’s hot & cold volcanic thermal springs which is said to be good for your health. BaƱos is about 3-4 hrs from Quito and makes a great road trip. The views are amazing!

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Sweet treat. Got to see the Cotopaxi volcano on our way down the road once the clouds cleared up…

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The roads were a bit screwed up this time round due to an increase in gringo eco-tourism. Took a few bumpy side roads as we approached the village…

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This cow artist dude is everywhere…He should make stickers…

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I did some research before my trip and found a lovely little hotel called LA LUNA RUNTUN located way up in the mountains overlooking BaƱos. The view is priceless! I decided this will be my travel gift to my Papitos…

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I love small hotels. They are so much cozier…

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Room 56 was perfect. Just how I like it, and no TV! If you come here be prepared to hang with nature, and simplicity…

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I could so live here…or a place like this…far far away from the city…

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At last made it to PARDISE! The volcanic pools overlooking the top of the mountains were beautiful…

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Pure bliss…

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My Papitos loved it. Spending time with them is always a sweet old time. They love taking trips, and discovering new places too. These two are down for everything! Lucky for them they can come here whenever they want…

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A little peace and quiet helps clear the mind…

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and them little piƱa coladas in the bubbly hot tub make you silly!

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Good times!

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After some long hours in the pool, we took the party to the Cafe del Cielo for some crepes and cafesito. Yum.

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The view here was nice too. Beautiful day, beautiful night…

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Stole this flick from the website cuz after dinner at the Runtun restaurant which was delicious… I took a nap, and didn’t wake up;( Lol! I felt so relaxed from the warm water I passed out as soon as I hit the pillow. Of course I missed the pool night shots I wanted so bad…

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GOOD MORNING LUNA RUNTUN! After some cafesito con pan we were ready to hit the road again…

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We vid our farewells to the volcanic pools we enjoyed so much, and promised to return to this beautiful place with the rest of the familia…

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Down the swirly roads of the mountain we went…and with each passing hour the roads got hotter and hotter as we got deeper and deeper into the amazon…

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It got hot! We had some fried fish with tostones, and then took a walk down the river…

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life by the river is freedom at it’s best. The kids were playing and jumping off the rocks. I was clicking away my last shots before my battery gave out…

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mama cumita was collecting rocks…

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papito was reading the comercio…

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and I was just taking it all in. Happiness in the most simplest of forms.

I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.Ā  ~Lillian Smith

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  1. Sole December 19th, 2011 11:03 am

    wow, I realized your Papito’s name is the same as my “Tata” (as we call our grandpas in Chile) as well as my dad’s,Raul, who passed when I was 12.. Ive been feeling the blues all weekend missing him, and thinking about so many things, and my lack of writing lately, I cant wait to get your new sketchbook to be inspired to be back on my lyrical warrior mode and resume writing, this post of yours has def. helped me and reminded me that the simplicity of things def DOES help us appreciate so much more and reflect on what we have, where we are and how we can get back to the basic. Gracias chica, šŸ™‚
    truly a huge fan,
    Sole aka Solebound Lyrics

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