Baňos is known for a few things: waterfalls, melcocha (taffy), hot water and being the gateway to the Amazon. We loved every bit of its touristy shops, restaurants, and noise, because we were WARM. Our hostel, while crazily named, Plantas y Blanco (Plants and White) seemed to be of the same hostel chain as one we stayed at in Oaxaca, El Diablo y Sandia (the Devil and the Watermelon). Reminds me of a Tori Amos song parody….I’m tall, but I’m sick, I’m weak but I’m employed. “Which of these is not like the other?, somewhat reminiscent of your SATs. (Funny how after a day of sitting in front of the computer, and hard on your third glass of red wine, word associations seem to come more easily and a bit more randomly). Have you ever heard me say…
….but I digress. Now you know why.
Baňos was warm and wet – as is appropriate. Now let me start by saying we like Ecuador. As a matter of fact, coming back to the boat…..oops, forgot was I was going to say. Damn the wine.
Yup, good enough. Let’s POST IT!!!