American Airlines - Miami to Quito
Shot with DxO ONE
The hills above Otavalo just as the rain started rolling in, literally
Otavalo Market - A traditional Andean market overun by tourists by 9am. We got there at 7am.
The local delicacy - guinea pigs. Those ones are alive.
Otavalo Market is so big it has spread into the town centre.
Laguna de Cuicocha - Lake of the Guinea Pigs
The good looking member of the group
The rest of the motley crew, we found Aunty Britta from Germany at the hostel
En route to Quilatoa
Our driver, Darwin. I kid you not.
On the equator, even the photographer was on the same line
Tomorrow's dinner, Ihelped him catch this wayward chicken. It was dinner.
Quilatoa - 14,000 feet in the air. The locals say it has no bottom. The geologists say it is 250 feet deep.
Look behind you!
Chugchilan is not known for its red wine.
Jack and Aunty Britta ride to the rainforest
The view from the top. One way.
Met this guy out cutting wood, he lives on the other mountain.
Resting at the top.
Weather closing in.
Banos - Baths. Hot springs in the Andes
Looking down on Banos
The Stray Dog BrewPub and Jason the ADHD barman/owner. Best beer in Ecuador
Cuy - barbequed guinea pig
The swing at the end of the world. We don't see the long lineups for the swing.
Sunset over Banos - erupting volcano obliging.
Leaving Banos for the Oriente - no hamburgers or guns allowed.
Another stray dog.
Sunset over Tena in the Amazon Basin
Tufted or Brown Capuchin Monkey
Aunty Britta dressing up with bits and pieces from the jungle.
Common Woolly Monkey
Couple of other woolly monkeys and me.
The taxis over the Rio Napo