Michael got robbed today and is heading back to Quito to get a new passport. It was very awkward. A tall black guy with a very crispy voice got on the bus, started checking tickets and told him to put his backpack on the floor or on the top shelf. I gave him a bad look. Michael did it and then started napping. When we got off the bus, the backpack was open and the passport, cards and money were stolen.
Moral: Keep everything to yourself and don’t sleep on the bus. A good lesson to me as well.
That means that the hikes and Cotopaxi climb were put aside. Today I met another Michael in the hostel and am heading with him on a three-day hike around small villages to get some acclimatization.
Will be back in three days!!!