Ma-Le is the best planner and gave me a list of options for our trip in Ecuador. Since this is my 4th trip in as many years we thought we might head to the south towards the Peruvian boarder. We'll spend a little time in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and Ma-Le's home. Then it's off on the adventure. But maybe we should head to the Amazon....
Ecuador is amazing in diversity of habitat, wildlife and culture. I've experienced the Amazonian rain forest (called the Oriente), the Pacific coast, the capitol Quito in the Andes Mountains as well as Lake Quilitoa (pictured above - the height from volcanic lake to the caldera's highest point was over 1000 feet - the lake over 700 feet deep).
It's really tough to decide so I'll leave it up to the readers. The options on this trip include:
- heading east to an erupting volcano where we would most likely see monkeys in the nearby jungle. The warm mineral springs are considered to have natural restorative properties and can be bathed in, in the evenings while fiery pyroclasts are belched from the volcano in a natural display of fireworks.
- head southeast where we would visit waterfalls, caves and a zipline that puts you high up in the rain forest canopy where you zip along like a bird without wings, feathers, hollow bones or the need to poop before you take off. Ok nothing like a bird except your in the air. Maybe more like a flying squirrel. This trip also includes a visit to the city of Cuenca which has the highest number of centurions on the planet. Again - something in the water!
So with those options - check out the poll on the side bar and vote for which trip you'd choose! Stay tuned for Ecuador updates.
Was I supposed to let go?