I have deep sincere love for Ecuador. A series of rather bizarre events continue to bring me there. I have been there three times now, and I again, plan to return. The culture there is honest. The people are kind, and open. The landscape is incredible, and the food is among the best that I’ve had this far.
So what I have here is a series of pictures that I will continue to arrange and tell stories about. The first two pictures are of La Florista, a famous food market in Quito were they cook fish, chicken, pig intestines, and a few other things. The food is delicious, but be prepared for stomach cramps, if you’re a gringo with a weaker stomach than mine. My belly has been through a lot with my travels.
This picture is a view of the Andes Mountains taken from Pichincha. It’s about 15000 feet high.
I took a trip with my lover at the time, and we visited the Amazon. We took a boat down the Napal River, and ended up in a small town that was taken over by snakes and monkeys. The local Quechua were our guides, and they couldn’t have been more kind or welcoming. Below is where they let me use their blowgun. It shoots a small shard of wood or bamboo that’s wrapped in cotton. They dip it in poison before the shoot their prey.
This is another view of Quito from Pichincha. It’s a fairly large city.
This is a view of Montanita. A popular tourist spot. I broke some ribs here once, when I was learning how to surf. I will go back one day to ride the waves.
The video below is of Tosagua, a town of about 40,000 people. One of the most impoverished areas of Ecuador.