Latacunga – Ecuador
Apart from being a good base from which to explore Cotpaxi and some of the local town markets this place has s laid back charm that makes one want to stay longer than planned. One piece of advice – if you pull in at the bus terminal across the river from the main centre you might want to consider getting a taxi to your hotel. The streets and pavements are narrow and definately not built for a European with luggage. There is a real danger of toppling over into the path of traffic as locals compete for a bit of space on the sidewalk . After circumnavigating the market a couple of times, wanderng around in a huge circle and, taking in half the city centre we finally found our hotel an hour afer arriving at the station. The city is small enough to take in in a day – 2 days and with most of the towns in Euador we found interesting stuff around every corner.