No workout today. We walked to the mall that was down the hill from the hotel and caught a taxi to take us to the thermal baths just outside the city. It was not anything fantastic and we were not sure if we were at the right place. There were different pools of water with different temperatures, Turkish saunas, and a mud area.
Both of us spread the mud on our bodies and let it dry, then we dunked our bodies in the water pool in the area. We then washed with water only and went to the hot bath areas. The idea is to dunk our bodies in the ice cold water first then move to the hot water.
At the end of the adventure we both felt our bodies very relaxed. We were not prepared and had not brought a towel, so we used our clothing items to dry ourselves. Carmen used a scarf that she then wrapped on her head. We then walked up the hill to the church. It was closed for the day and would not open again for several days for mass. We walked back and took a taxi back into town and walked around aimlessly very tired. I had my Ecuador patch sewed on my backpack.
While walking around the city's main park Parque Calderon we had some immigration officers come to us and asked to see our passport, we did not have them , then they asked to see another form of ID. I became pissed at them and told them that they had to right to ask us for ID, I took my Drivers Licence from his hands and also Carmens. They said that we fit the that of non Ecuadorians.
We bought a good bottle of wine and once we reached the hotel the bar staff opened the bottle and gave us an ice container to cool the bottle. We were glad of our choice of wine and finished off the bottle. We did buy an Ecuadorian metal sun at a shop that caught Carmen's eye. It was a metalsmith shop.