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Puyo, or El Puyo is the capital of the Pastaza province in central Ecuador. The city has around 27,000 inhabitants and is located at an elevation of about 950 metres. The word Puyo means 'cloudy' in the local Kichwa language, and not surprisingly that's what the weather is like most of the times as well.
Although it is cloudy for much of the year, sunny spells and sometimes heavy rainshowers also happen. The temperature shows little variation throughout they year and is mostly in the 18-25 °C range.
Internet and wi-fi are widely available as many travellers find their ways to even the more remote places in the country.
See also International Telephone Calls
The centre of most towns, cities and villages have telephone 'shops', advertised in the street as 'cabinas'. Go in, ask for a free phone booth and call. There is usually a digital display giving the cost (per second) of your call, whether local, national or international. Some mobile phone SIM cards of various networks have problems working in Ecuador - you can purchase a local network SIM (for an unlocked phone) for a few dollars in local mobile phone shops.
Correos del Ecuador is the national postal service of Ecuador. It's fairly reliable to send postcards and letters to other countries, though count on at least 5 days up to weeks for it to arrive. In general, postal services to North America are much faster than to other western countries. Prices start at around $1 (up to 20 grams), but rise steeply after that. You can get stamps at post offices or small shops/kiosks. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays, although there are slight variations throughout the country. If you are going to send heavier post or post which has more value, it might be better to contact private courier companies like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, which are generally about the same price and much faster!
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