Banos: we're never leaving

(Please note, because of the time that has passed since I wrote this article, it may no longer reflect my current views or the most accurate and complete information available on this subject.)

We are currently at the foot of an active volcano in Banos, a small town deep in the Andes that is part Santa Fe, part Boulder, and part San Luis Obispo, with an Ecuadorian twist. We're so glad to be here after the most ridiculously harrowing (but incredibly beautiful) 3.5 hour bus ride through the mountains that we've decided we can't stomach the idea of ever leaving.

Perhaps this beer at this cute little cafe will take the edge off, or perhaps one of the many leisure activities offered on every corner: volcano hikes, rafting, horseback riding, massages, etc.

In any case, this is home for a while, and (have I mentioned?) we're so glad to be here.

4 thoughts on “Banos: we're never leaving

  1. I have enjoyed reading about your trip. Thank you for sharing.

    If I were there, I would not want to leave either. It sounds wonderful!

  2. Dear Chris and Kelly, It has been so much fun reading about your trip - what an amazing (and sometimes harrowing) time you have had. Sounds like you might not need to visit any amusement parks or go aboard any form of water craft in the near future, but what an incredibly rich experience which has obviously been deepened by your time together. Thanks so much for taking the time to keep all of us posted. I hope that the rest of the trip is leisurely and restful.

  3. What a wonderful trip! Your descriptions of walking and sitting with sea lions and turtles, and snorkeling among all kinds of fish, sound breath-taking. Of course, the vomiting sounds not as much fun..! I look forward to hearing more when you return... Love, rest, and safe travels home.

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