Time to say good bye to our friends in Quito and to change place. Fernando brought us to the Bus Station for the regional busses and we caught a bus to Mindo for really no money (something like 3 Dollar). The two hour bus drive brought us “downhill” to Mindo, a small town in the subtropical cloud forest. There is a humid and rather cold climate all year long and we went there in the end of September, which means during the dry season.
You’ll find high mountains, deep valleys and waterfalls over there and it is one of the most biodiverse zones on earth. Researcher registered more than 500 different types of birds there and they still discover unknown species every once in a while.
Most of the time the village is wrapped in slight mist and this atmosphere is what makes it so magical.
The villages roosters:
The villages dogs:
The jungle already begins at the hotel (The Bikoc Lodge: absolutely recommended!)