Our Last Day in Baños

This morning we went out to breakfast with our teachers since it was our last day of classes. Thank you Cristina and Estefany for your help!

Then we all walked around town a bit. They took us into a store which makes things from the Tagua or Ivory Nut Palm. The ivory nut is used as a vegetable substitute for ivory. You can see the nuts and their pod in the pictures below. 

This afternoon Duke and I took a bus up the mountain to a lookout on the mountain top call Casa del Arbol. The bus was full so Duke and I were standing. A man gave me his seat and I was able to have a nice conversation with his wife using my limited Spanish. They were visiting Baños from Quito. 

For a one dollar entrance fee to Casa del Arbol we rode a giant swing and a fun little zip line.  And the clouds cleared a bit so that we were able to see the giant Tungurahua Volcano which erupted as recently as March of this year. 

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

3 thoughts on “Our Last Day in Baños”

  1. A swing zipline!! How high up were you? No helmets? Only a piece of twine to keep you on the swing? I love zipline but not sure about this one.


    1. The zip line and swing were separate and both pretty tame. The zip line was short and so close to the ground that you had to hold your feet up so they didn’t drag. My kind of fun. The swing went fairly high – maybe at the top of the swing you were up 20 ft – but it was just a swing after all!


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