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July 13th 2016
Published: July 13th 2016
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Hello,
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
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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
Love
Laure



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The hiking group, a Belgian, a Swiss and a Californian
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The stuck cable car


14th July 2016

Well done !
Coucou ma Laure, Merci pour le rĂ©cit du dĂ©but de tes aventures, et il y en a dĂ©jĂ  ! J'espĂšre que tu vas mieux ?? Tu auras sĂ»rement plein de jolies photos de papillons Ă  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 dĂ©mĂ©nagement est prĂ©vu le 31 aoĂ»t pour une arrivĂ©e Ă  Malte le 26 septembre. Le dĂ©part est encore finalement assez loin ! Tu auras dĂ©jĂ  fait 2/3 de ton sĂ©jour au sein de l'association pĂ©ruvienne lorsque nous partirons ensemble papa et moi pour cette fois vraiment s'installer lĂ -bas ! Merci pour les photos qui prouvent que tu rencontres des gens venus de tas d'horizons diffĂ©rents. Ces rencontres doivent ĂȘtre enrichissantes. Gros bisous en attendant ... le prochain "post" ! Mum

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