We had read about this amazing pie shop that we had to visit, Shenandoah Pie Shop. Daniel had confirmed that it was the best and suggested that we have a piece of Mora pie. We took his advice and ordered what we hoped would be a little piece of heaven.
We had spent a good few hours around the market and had had our fill of traditional trinkets, so we headed back to the bus station to get a bus back to Quito.
The bus ride back seemed to be an uneventful trip although one strange occurrence did happen along the way. James had wanted to sit in the seat behind us as we were boarding but was directed to sit in front of us by the bus attendant, even though nobody had assigned seats. He politely obliged and two youths snuck into the seats behind us. About 30mins into the trip Roxy felt a stern tug on her bag which was wrapped around her leg on the floor at her feet. She felt it may have just been the movement of the bus around corners causing her bag to sway. She quickly urged Joy to check her bag but Joy was certain that her bag was locked, as we always do. Shortly after this event, the bus stopped and the two youngens skulked off the bus. It was only once we arrived back at Daniel's house that Joy checked her bag and realised that she had forgotten to lock the main pouch and her camera was gone! Oh no! She went white as she continued to unpack all of the contents of her bags but alas she could not find it anywhere! Those sneaky little cretins had stealthfully stolen the camera right from under her feet! Luckily for us Roxy had uploaded and saved all the photos on Joy's camera onto the cloud the night before and all the photos of our Otavalo trip had also luckily been taken on Roxy's camera, so we didn't lose any pics. After going to a local police station and being referred to the tourist police station, Daniel assured us that he would take us to this correct police station the next day and help us to make a statement. Grr... Unfortunately where there is opportunity, there will always be opportunists. What a sour way to end such a fun day.