Our last stop in Ecuador was a tiny town called Mindo, nestled in a cloud forest with around 4500 people living there. The town was just built up along one main road, surrounded by rivers and hills! Really nice to look around, the clouds are always rolling over the trees and hillside. Only downside, as expected with a rainforest, is the rain that comes down a lot of the time!
We found a nice little guesthouse made up of 5 or 6 wooden cabins, a bit like the ones you get in Asia but much better made and with on suite bathrooms!
We chilled out during some of the days, the girls went on a chocolate tour showing you how chocolate is made from crop to packaging, we went to a bird watching spot which has thousands of colourful exotic birds flying about and done a 2650m zip line course through the jungle canopy!
Final night and I think the 4th farewell to some of the guys we spent Christmas and New Year with, only that one of them we'll see again in Colombia anyway! Managed to find the only little bar in town which was a popular hangout for the locals!
Onward bound and up to Colombia. The journey looks to be made up of 3 buses and 4 taxis over 2 days... The joys!! On the plus side Ecuador has been amazing, every place we stopped off in has been great and considering it's quite unspoken of on the South American backpacker circuit, it would be well recommended by us!!