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July 13th 2016
Published: July 13th 2016
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I have just spent 3 days in Mindo and at first I didn't like it because it rained and I was a bit ill but it definitely won me over. It's a tiny town that has a lot to offer. I went to the butterfly farm, la mariposario which is a greenhouse where you can see all stages of the butterfly from 'egg' to larvae to butterfly, gorgeous!
I did a hike in the forest with people I met here or had met along the way here. It's starts with a big cable car to get to the other side of the valley, then it is a nice hike leading to 6 different waterfalls. We got very lucky cause on our way back, we were told that the bottom cable broke and some people were stuck in the cable car. We saw the being taken out one by one with a harness... Poor people. We just had to walk a little longer to make it back to the same spot.
I did some zip lining as well, where you can try different positions, but what I enjoyed the most is the last of the ten lines, my guide called the

The hostel la casa de cecilia
dog and grabbed it. We went on a 400m long zip line together with a dog in his arms unattached. Dog seemed to enjoy it though ?
Finally I went a little hummingbird spot where feeders have been installed for bad birdwatchers like me to be able to see something ! Really beautiful and fast animals!!
That's it for Mindo, tomorrow I am taking the bus to Tena. See you in the next location

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The hiking group, a Belgian, a Swiss and a Californian

The stuck cable car

14th July 2016

Well done !
Coucou ma Laure, Merci pour le récit du début de tes aventures, et il y en a déjà ! J'espère que tu vas mieux ?? Tu auras sûrement plein de jolies photos de papillons à nous montrer quand tu rentreras. Tu as bien de la chance de faire ce voyage, profite bien ! Ici c'est tri, rangements, encombrants etc. !!!! :-) Le déménagement est prévu le 31 août pour une arrivée à Malte le 26 septembre. Le départ est encore finalement assez loin ! Tu auras déjà fait 2/3 de ton séjour au sein de l'association péruvienne lorsque nous partirons ensemble papa et moi pour cette fois vraiment s'installer là-bas ! Merci pour les photos qui prouvent que tu rencontres des gens venus de tas d'horizons différents. Ces rencontres doivent être enrichissantes. Gros bisous en attendant ... le prochain "post" ! Mum

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