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January 10th 2006
Published: January 15th 2006EDIT THIS ENTRY

The Devil´s NoseThe Devil´s NoseThe Devil´s Nose

The devil´s nose viewed from the bottom
Last week we took the bus to Riobamba (in the mountains) in order to take the famous train to Alausi, passing through the Devil´s Nose. We arrived around six o’clock in the morning at the station and climbed up onto the roof (where most of the other passengers were) and waited for the departure. The trip lasted around 6 hours and started with a lovely crossing of the local mountainous region before descending the Devil´s Nose, which is basically a very steep mountain that the train only manages to climb/descend with a series of pinpoint turns. The whole scenery was magnificent and fortunately the weather was too (first sun burn of the trip!!!, I lost most of the skin of my face....).

Just got back from the Galapagos Islands. It was absolutely fantastic. I’m currently blogging about it so please be patient!!!!!



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Pierre and his new hatPierre and his new hat
Pierre and his new hat

Its a typical hat from the sierra
The Devil´s NoseThe Devil´s Nose
The Devil´s Nose

The devil´s nose viewed from above
View from RiobambaView from Riobamba
View from Riobamba

I´ve got no idea what it´s called so don´t ask


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