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Old 26th January 2016, 19:34   #16
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Great travelogue. Thank you for the wonderful narration.
I have travelled extensively in South America myself. South America is similar to India but much more developed, more rich, more clean and law abiding when it comes to routine civic sense.

Why did you chose to sleep in your car instead of a hostel?
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Thanks for this lovely travellogue! If you were not rushing this trip, what else would you have done?

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Great travelogue. Thank you for the wonderful narration.
I have travelled extensively in South America myself. South America is similar to India but much more developed, more rich, more clean and law abiding when it comes to routine civic sense.
I think more to do with our population and also overall lesser folk having the opportunity of the tiny minority which contributes to what happens in india. I so wish our tourist spots are better developed and not made into a private resort by a politician! It takes a village to raise a child, and i think it takes more than a man to make us realize not to dirty our public spots!

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Its an amazing and awesome experience to listen to hindi songs deep in the jungle in some remote part of the earth and that also from a person who has no idea about the language or the meaning of the songs.
Exactly! A similar thing happened to me while hiking to Macchu Picchu a week before this trip - I met a Peruvian tourist who knew a whole bunch of bollywood movies from the late 1990s. There seems to be no way to explain this mystery!

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Why did you chose to sleep in your car instead of a hostel?
Initially I was worried about the security of the car, more so as it was a rental. Later - after reaching the place and parking it seemed a waste to spend 20 dollars for 8 hours of sleep and I was not sure if it was practical to check out at 6 am in a quiet hostel like the one I saw where reception was not manned at all times.

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Thanks for this lovely travellogue! If you were not rushing this trip, what else would you have done?
If you mean my time in Ecuador - plan B was to take a bus from Quito for the five hour ride to Tulcán on the Ecuador-Colombia border and cross into Colombia for the night, returning the next day.

Plan C was to take a bus to Riobamba (6 hours) for a view of volcano Chimborazo.
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Such a beautiful country with such nice people. Thank you for describing your experience for all of us.
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