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Inti Raymi

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , , |

Inti Raymi is the celebration of the summer solstice. This event is celebrated just about everywhere in South America. Being in Ecuador at the moment I chose to observe this event in Cotacachi, the same [...]

Colonial hangover

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , |

Chuchaqui is a word adopted from the Quechua language, which means hangover from drunkenness. Also often used to describe the contradictory state between colonialism and independence. Bullfighting is one of the Spanish customs that is [...]

Getting close

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

While in case of events I prefer long lens with cropped frame camera, in tight spaces it might help to have an extra setup. In my case that's 16-35 mm on full frame. You are [...]

Corpus Christi, Pujili, Part 2

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , |

A second series of photos from the Corpus Christi celebration in the Andean town of Pujili, Ecuador. On Saturday there was a national participation, groups representing basically all regions of the country. On Sunday only [...]

Corpus Cristi, Pujili, Part 1

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , |

For a small country Ecuador offers a wide range of cultural and geographical experience. It's an amazing country. While a year ago we have seen a small-ish Corpus Cristi parade in Panama, this year the [...]

Toacaso, more photos

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , , |

OK, let's do another post on the Toacaso chagra event.  

Toacaso, outside the arena

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , |

Yesterday I posted photos of what happens in the rodeo ring. Today we look at photos taken outside the arena. This is one of those events in Ecuador I warmly recommend visiting before it vanishes [...]

Toacaso, arena action

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , , |

A third visit to a chagra event took place at the high altitude small town of Toacaso, Cotopaxi, at about 3,100 meters altitude. When we arrived it was absolutely stunning sunny weather which later on [...]

The other side of the Andes

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

We rolled down to the other side of the Andes. Drove up to Nueva Loja, practically 20 km from the Colombian border, then down to Coca, Loreto, Archidona, Tena and Puerto Misahualli. Hot, hot, hot [...]

Machachi 2

By | June 10th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , , |

A few more shots from Machachi. It's been a week ago but I was out of internet for a while.