Riobamba, Ecuador
1° 40' S 78° 37' W
Oct 17, 2006 23:26
Distance 39km

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Riobamba - Alausi

Here is what the lonely planet says about Riobumba "deemed the Sultan of the Andes, this town is a traditional, old-fashioned city that both bores and delights travellers".  Well...we were not really delighted so we are on the internet this afternoon. I have so much to catchup on...i am making notes in a little diary but it takes real motivation to type it out ...not today.

The reason we are in Riobumba is beacuse it is the starting point for the spectactualr train ride down the Nariz del Diablo (Devils Nose). You have to buy the tickets the day before ($11US) and arrive at the train station at 6.30 am minimum. The reason it is so popular is not only the scenery but the fact that you ride on the top of the train.

Will tell you all about it in a few days ...