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Baños is near Ambato, Ecuador, within the central chain of mountains, but at a lower level than Quito, so climatically warmer. It shelters in a valley at the foot of a volcano which has been active in the last ten years, so the warnings in guest houses about what to do in the event of an eruption warning, are not all froth and bubble. When I tried to look up Baños on Google Earth, I got the entirely wrong town, down on the lowlands nearer Guayaquil. Baños is one of my favourite places. We took a bike ride for about 30 kms. Mostly downhill, the trick is then to get a ride back up to town without being ripped off. The shop renting the bicycles say that it should be one price; the actual price asked is double that. At dusk, guess who wins? Within the town itself there is bungee-jumping from the bridge, great as a spectator sport. I'm sure it must be a rush to actually do it, but I suspect my knees and ankles, or other tethered parts of me, might complain. Or my bladder. The town is a great place to be during Carnivale. And of course, there are the hot baths, from which the place gets its name.
Calvert's Beach 2
Calvert's Beach 2
Smudge
Smudge
Calvert's Beach, June 2012
Calvert's Beach, June 2012
Maya's Orchid
Maya's Orchid
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Baños
Baños
Pisac
Pisac
Cuzco
Cuzco
From the Boat
From the Boat
Galapagos Lava Walk
Galapagos Lava Walk
 Isla Rabida
Isla Rabida
Guayaquil
Guayaquil
Titicaca and Puno
Titicaca and Puno
Quito
Quito
Mexico City: Limited.
Mexico City: Limited.
Maya's Fernandina
Maya's Fernandina
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Group
Isla Isabella, Galapagos Group
Fernandina Island, Galapagos Group
Fernandina Island, Galapagos Group
Our Garden Late 2012
Our Garden Late 2012
Thu, Ngoc, Mt Wellington pinnacle to Roches Beach, sea-level
Thu, Ngoc, Mt Wellington pinnacle to Roches Beach, sea-level
Tasman Peninsula with Ngoc and Thu
Tasman Peninsula with Ngoc and Thu
Maya's Puno
Maya's Puno
Maya's Macchu Pichu
Maya's Macchu Pichu
Bruny Island
Bruny Island
Miscellaneous Chiang Mai
Miscellaneous Chiang Mai
Fernandina Island, Galapagos Group
Fernandina Island, Galapagos Group
Arte Café, Baños, Ecuador
Arte Café, Baños, Ecuador
Baños, Ecuador
Baños, Ecuador
 Maya's Photos Sth America. Maya: 29/02/84 - 18/04/13
Maya's Photos Sth America. Maya: 29/02/84 - 18/04/13
Nthrn Thailand
Nthrn Thailand
Wat Umong, Chiang Mai
Wat Umong, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo
 Galapagos Archipelago
Galapagos Archipelago
Salamanca Market, Random Shots.
Salamanca Market, Random Shots.
Chiang Mai Silver
Chiang Mai Silver
 Bhuphing Palace:There, To and Fro
Bhuphing Palace:There, To and Fro
Ratchaphruek Extras
Ratchaphruek Extras
Ratchaphruek Royal Pavillion
Ratchaphruek Royal Pavillion
Ratchaphruek Flora
Ratchaphruek Flora
Ratchaphruek Floral Festival, Night-time
Ratchaphruek Floral Festival, Night-time
Moat Flower Festival
Moat Flower Festival
Phon Antique Village
Phon Antique Village
North of Mae Hong Son
North of Mae Hong Son
Tom Lamyai, Chiang Mai
Tom Lamyai, Chiang Mai
Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son
Outside the Moat: Northern Side
Outside the Moat: Northern Side
Wat Suan Dok
Wat Suan Dok
Ontario, Huntsville and Dorset
Ontario, Huntsville and Dorset
From Midland to Awenda
From Midland to Awenda
Georgian Bay, on and from the Water.
Georgian Bay, on and from the Water.
The Distillery. T'O
The Distillery. T'O
 Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
Penang
Penang
Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang
Kapitan Keling Mosque, Penang
Loi Krathong
Loi Krathong
Three Kings' Monument Chiang Mai
Three Kings' Monument Chiang Mai
Wat Jed Yod
Wat Jed Yod
Around Chiang Mai
Around Chiang Mai
 White Temple, Thailand
White Temple, Thailand
Hue, Vietnam
Hue, Vietnam
French Quarter, Ha Noi
French Quarter, Ha Noi
 Sa Pa & Bac Ha
Sa Pa & Bac Ha
 Tinh Hoi Pagoda, Da Nang.
Tinh Hoi Pagoda, Da Nang.
Hoi An, Town and River
Hoi An, Town and River
Hoi An - Islands in the Estuary
Hoi An - Islands in the Estuary
Pagodas plus
Pagodas plus
 My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach
Life in Hiep Duc
Life in Hiep Duc
Hue Citadel, River and Thien Mu Pagoda
Hue Citadel, River and Thien Mu Pagoda
Highlands, Quang Nam Province,
Highlands, Quang Nam Province,
Inland From DaNang Bay
Inland From DaNang Bay
Beasties, Big and Small
Beasties, Big and Small
Buu Hai Son Pagoda?
Buu Hai Son Pagoda?
From Chooks to Uncle Ho
From Chooks to Uncle Ho
Mekong, Waterways and Islands
Mekong, Waterways and Islands
Tien Sa Port, Da Nang
Tien Sa Port, Da Nang
Ba Na Hills
Ba Na Hills
 Nui Hoa Mountain
Nui Hoa Mountain
Ha Noi
Ha Noi
 Cam Le & Miscellaneous
Cam Le & Miscellaneous
Temple of Literature, Ha Noi.
Temple of Literature, Ha Noi.
West of the Highway (Marble Mountains)
West of the Highway (Marble Mountains)
Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep