PHOTOtrail the blog

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“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”

– ELLIOTT ERWITT


Out there

By | February 19th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|

There's no self checkout in Otavalo, price check needs human interaction, there are no shopping carts, you need to carry the stuff you bought in a bag. Sometimes my bag weights 15-20 pounds. I carry [...]

Ishpingo

By | February 14th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , |

Ishpingo aka 'canela amazonica' (Amazonian cinnamon) is the Ecuadorian cinnamon-like spice. One sniff and you're hooked. I discovered it in the produce market of Ibarra while looking for strange things. It is the flower part [...]

Tocte

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

Almost every day I discover something new in Ecuador. For example nuts. 'Tocte' or 'nogal' ( Juglans neotropica) is the Andean walnut. The tree is growing at high altitudes, it's quite rare, heading slowly towards [...]

Ugly food?

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Ecuador, food|Tags: |

There are gazillions of photographers who can take beautiful food photos. I'll push it to the ugly side. They all taste better than they look, way better. Pitahaya aka Dragon fruit   [...]