The amazing and beautiful Ecuador. This country feels positive and progressive, with better roading, housing and farming than Bolivia or Peru. The scenery is spectacular, with picturesque farms extending, like patchwork quilts, high up every hill. This country seems to have everything from the Amazon jungle to waterfalls, to high hills, heavy rainfall areas to super dry.
The haciendas with their gracious layouts are very charming and give some insight into how a few of the lucky farmers live.
Rose farming is huge business, with glasshouses everywhere. Also Panama hats.
The towns are enchanting, with World Heritage Cuenca, Quito with it's high hills and old city and many more.
Then comes Galapagos. The size and variety of islands and the animal life is remarkable, but the ability to have animals sitting at the end of your lens is amazing, I very seldom used my big telephoto lens and I was pleased to have a good macro lens. Editing down to a presentable batch has been a real problem.
With 11 days to catch up, there are more pictures than normal.
The images are now posted under Travel > South America > Ecuador.