Rain is unseasonable for April in Baños, but it’s been tanking it down for two days now.
For me this actually comes as a bit of a relief – I can’t go kayaking or rock climbing or paragliding, so I have time to catch up on work and maybe even get some photos together.
It does get a bit worriesome when hunger forces me out of doors and it’s still pouring, but fortunately, I’m not made of sugar.
Dealing with delays is, to me, one of the best things about traveling long-term.
Rained out in an adventure sport town? Get a massage and wait a day. No flights to the Galapagos this week? Hang tight and enjoy the enchiladas and pulled pork (Baños has some pretty excellent food, it turns out). Internet’s out, beachball-sized hail is falling from the sky, and rabid dingos have taken over the highway? Catch up on your reading and writing.
It can get to be a bit of an issue if you’re getting close to the end of your visa, but usually by then I’ve had a great time and I’m ready for the next adventure.