Back in Coca, we checked back into hotel Auca. The hotel is famous for it's garden wildlife. With parrots, tortoises, capybara and monkeys roaming the hotel grounds, we took to opportunity to get some photos. Steph fed the friendly monkeys a banana supper. We then headed out to meet our translator Marco - he'd offered to take us out to a few bars in town. He explained that beer in Coca is expensive at $1.50 compared to $1 in Quito, but still pretty cheap com...
The Adventures of Mr & Mrs Price in South America
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Big travel day. Spent 9hrs on a bus from Quito to Coca. As the bus chugged up the winding mountain roads we reached 4100m above sea level, before descending out of the Andes into the lowland jungle. For much of the way a large oil pipeline hugs the road. A 500km eyesore that pumps hundreds of thousands of barrels each day from the oil reserves in the amazon to the distant coast, ready for shipping. We arrived in Coca that evening, jumped in a taxi and asked ...