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Old 09-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #361
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Skipping ahead, slightly out of sequence...



Around 01:35 we figger out which way to go.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:07 PM   #362
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:07 PM   #363
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #364
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Great Report , really enjoying the journey . And the humour

I can't seem to find Mama Hilda's ? Any further directions on where it is ? Putting Chugchilan into map search gets me some street in Cuenca . Looks like a great place to stay .
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:07 AM   #365
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I like seeing you guys get lost a little bit. It kind of validates my existence as a tour guide...

Thanks for this great report! Keep it coming !
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:11 AM   #366
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Great Report , really enjoying the journey . And the humour

I can't seem to find Mama Hilda's ? Any further directions on where it is ? Putting Chugchilan into map search gets me some street in Cuenca . Looks like a great place to stay .
Mama Hilda's is right in the center of the village of Chugchilan which is known for the Andean cheese they make and for high quality hand-made wood furniture. Chugchilan is on the "Quilotoa Loop" north of Zumbahua and south of Sigchos. Also in Chugchilan is the Black Sheep Inn, which has a jacuzzi as well - but requires a bit of hiking to get to some of the cabins...both are great places to stay...
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #367
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Great Report , really enjoying the journey . And the humour

I can't seem to find Mama Hilda's ? Any further directions on where it is ? Putting Chugchilan into map search gets me some street in Cuenca . Looks like a great place to stay .
Thank you!

This may help you locate it on a map...



I know it wasn't obvious from the road where we were. It blended in quite well. Maybe a tiny sign.

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Thanks for this great report! Keep it coming !
Thank you and glad we could be of service.

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Old 09-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #368
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All of this eventually takes us to the gate house at Crater Lake...



Somewhere back on page 12 we discuss Dave's sharp negotiation skills. Notice around 00:45 when I'm butchering the language trying to figger out what date it is Dave automatically reached for his wallet.

Can't help but think that somewhere in the archives there is a ledger book where each and every guest signed in at Crater Lake - each carefully filling in the proper information as requested. I just wrote EvilClown.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:44 AM   #370
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Once inside the compound, we find a spot to park and are immediately swept into the shops...



...to have a look around. Inside one large new complex are several vendors. More importantly was to note the 'facilities'.

The masks are cool...



...but I'm not convinced I need to schlep one all around Ecuador. We keep looking. Going home empty handed isn't good form.

We eventually escape with a promise we'll be back after checking out the lake.

Across the way there are what I'm guessing the older 'original' shops. I poke my head into one of those. In the entry way is a collection of sweaters made of llama wool. One in particular is very tempting as I know if I can get the right size, SCS would love it.

Further back in the store are hand painted masks and such...



The shopkeeper is also the artist.

He takes the time to try and explain it all to me as best he can. I try to comprehend it but all I can think of when he shows me the little hand painted boxes is the SNL skit with Rob Schneider. Unfortunately, all I can find is the Adam Sandler version...



The shop keeper hadn't seen that episode either.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:15 PM   #371
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Yup.....you can put your weed in there....I guess.

We walk in this place, and within seconds the vendor ladies are on us like stink on...well you know. They are so aggressive trying to sell you their stuff it's uncomfortable. Then I just decided to go with the flow and let them do their thing and we'd just walk around saying gracious, gracious, no, pero muchas gracias.... There was some beautiful work there though, and we both ended up with a bunch of stuff to cart around Ecuador with....



Even the little girls know the deal, and just hammer you with their sales pitch.

We finished dicking around here after awhile, and then decided to hike up the hill to see what all the fuss was about....




It wasn't too bad...


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Old 09-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #372
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It was hard...but we both managed to NOT fall over the edge, in spite of the fact that there were no warning signs, docents, or fences....



I think Mike was considering taking the walk down to the lake......not!

We were feeling a little bit hungry since it had been at least two hours since we last had sustenance when we spied a little "pizza place" . I'm hoping Mike has a picture of the smallest, most expensive pizza I have ever seen. But we ordered and ate one, none the least.

We met this couple traveling around the world in a VW Vanagon, and chatted with them while we ate. Unfortunately and predictably, the VW was broken down in Quito and waiting for parts....

Pretty ballsy trip on their part I must say....ck it out:




Allrighty, enough of this touristy stuff...after all, this is a motorcycle ride....

In my life, I've found that Karma has a way of making it's way back to you, and over the past few months I've made a lot of fun about the lack of safety measures and controls in Latin America, compared to what we are subjected to in the USA....I actually like that, and it's one of the things that makes riding "down south" such a pleasure. Basically you're in charge of your own well being and safety.

Well...little did I know it at this moment, but the hen's about to come back to the roost, so to speak....
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:04 PM   #373
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Salvaged pic from earlier post today...

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This is how this shxt starts.
YEAP, come on over mate, you got a friend in Paraguay!!!
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:07 AM   #374
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Awesome....we can use all the friends we can get. Thanks, and it may be a year or two....
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So we pack up all our newly acquired shite...Alpaca sweaters for whizzerwife and SCS...it's a good thing for compression bags cuz otherwise I don't know how we would carry all this stuff.

We head down the mountain....a pretty heavy cloud has blown in on us as were descending...and I'm fussing with my visor and glasses with my left hand and not paying attention to the road like I should be.
I approach a corner and quickly realize I'm not set up for it, its full of sand and I am probably not going to make the turn. Riding over the edge is not an option.

It happened fast, and the next thing I know I'm on the ground, on the low side, and my left leg is still under the bike. I yank it out from under the bike. The adrenaline is flowing.
I check all my limbs...hands and arms work ok, legs work ok, I can stand and walk, but my left leg and ankle do hurt quite a bit...I think I just sprained it....

Then, out of the mist appear about 10 local kids.





Mike watched this whole thing unfold in front of him....I think he might of thrown up in his mouth.

We get the bike upright again, and roll them both off to the side of the road....and take a quick inventory.

Little Ecuadorian kids swarm us...and Mike passes out the gum....or something...



They seem very interested in whatever he's doing none the less....

I'm just happy they've turned their interest to him....while I try to convince myself it's just a sprain....
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