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Ecuador’s Awesomeness in Photos

After nearly a year in Ecuador, I’ve ended up with a few decent shots that show off some of the country’s awesomeness. You may notice this photo album is a little heavy on mountains – that’s because Ecuador’s Andes are incredible. Enjoy! Check out more of my travels in Ecuador here, and take a look at some shots from Venezuela’s Andes here!

Laguna Quilotoa, the crown gem of the Quilotoa Loop – a backpacking trail that winds through a collection of Andean villages south of Quito.

Laguna Quilotoa, the crown gem of the Quilotoa Loop – a backpacking trail that winds through a collection of Andean villages south of Quito.

Descending Rucu Pichincha, near Quito.

Descending Rucu Pichincha, near Quito.

Barbecued guinea pig in Banos. It's a must try.

Barbecued guinea pig in Banos. It’s a must try.

Hummingbird in Mindo, Ecuador's bird watching paradise.

Hummingbird in Mindo, Ecuador’s bird watching paradise.

View of Volcan Cayambe from near Laguna Puruhuanta, deep in the wilderness of Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.

View of Volcan Cayambe from near Laguna Puruhuanta, deep in the wilderness of Cayambe Coca Ecological Reserve.

The approach to Antisana, one of Ecuador's most technical peaks.

The approach to Antisana, one of Ecuador’s most technical peaks.

climbing Antisana, one of Ecuador's most technical peaks.

Braving Antisana’s slopes.

Quito's old town.

Quito’s old town.

The Saquisili market, a great place to get swallowed up by the throngs of farmers flocking to haggle over cattle, and local villagers stocking up on fresh produce.

The Saquisili market, a great place to get swallowed up by the throngs of farmers flocking to haggle over cattle, and local villagers stocking up on fresh produce.

Sunset at the village of Aloasi.

Sunset at the village of Aloasi.

Quinoa fields near Chimborazo, Ecuador's highest mountain.

Quinoa fields near Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest mountain.

Illiniza Norte, a non-technical yet challenging climb that offers good acclimatization before tackling Ecuador's highest mountains.

Illiniza Norte, a non-technical yet challenging climb that offers good acclimatization before tackling Ecuador’s highest mountains.

Antisana, again...

Antisana, again…

What really makes Ecuador awesome? Ecuadorians, of course!

What really makes Ecuador awesome? Ecuadorians, of course!

Lousy weather on Cotopaxi.

Oh yeah, and mountains like Cotopaxi.

2 Comments on Ecuador’s Awesomeness in Photos

  1. Spectacular!

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