Ecuador: Great Big Country

19 Sep

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If you look on a map and compare the size of Ecuador with other countries in the world, it doesn’t look very big. But I have been continually amazed by the overwhelming size of the landscape here. Mountain upon mountain rise into the distance – and standing on the edge of a precipice, or looking through a bus window, I am in awe, realizing people have navigated and formed roads, towns, and lives in this terrain.

The image of the tree at the very bottom of this post is a shot taken by my wife, Lydia. My brother Luke and I should help with the scale. The tree is HUGE! Should you want to visit it, you can find it in the small town of Misahualli – which is also a great place to get things stolen from you by rascal monkeys in the town square. We watched a man get his hat grabbed off his head, taken onto the roof, worn around mockingly by a little monkey who then left the hat in a tree! I had a monkey slip his hands in my pockets, looking for treasures.

We have had many adventures here in Ecuador so far, and if all goes as planned we still have a month of adventuring ahead of us. For now, I wanted to share some images of the beautiful landscape, as well some images that depict the way in which people travel across it.

Thanks so much for checking it out. If you would like to stay up to date on our trip, feel free to subscribe to my blog via email to the (readers) right of this post.

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5 Responses to “Ecuador: Great Big Country”

  1. andy1076 September 19, 2011 at 12:18 am #

    Wow all the pictures are incredible specially the last one, imagine how old that tree must be! awesome post! 🙂

  2. ashleypaige4 September 19, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing these!

  3. mbells September 19, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    great pics & it sounds like a wonderful adventure

  4. John Beck September 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Awesome pictures dude! Wow, just wow! Sure looks like your have fun. keep safe!!

  5. jake mortley - cole's brother in law September 21, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    what a big tree !!!! lol

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