The clouds are back

By | April 23rd, 2017|Ecuador|

The clouds are back into focus. After shooting loads of cloud photos in Colombia, seems like I can do the same in Ecuador and why not? The rainy season is not wrapped in Ecuador yet, [...]

Quechua hat makers

By | April 22nd, 2017|Ecuador|

Quechua hat makers of Iluman was next on the list to visit. The village is mainly known for its curanderos (yachaks) aka shamans. We met Adela Picuasi in the Otavalo market and upon the request [...]

Food prices, Ecuador

By | April 21st, 2017|Ecuador|

Food is one of those things what we all need few times a day. We found that Ecuadorian food is pretty good quality, decent prices and lots of natural products, no sugar added. Finally high [...]

Colourful things

By | April 18th, 2017|Ecuador|

Lots of colourful things to take photos around here. Not sure how much of it goes under the 'tradition' or under 'things tourists might buy' category. 'A tradition is a belief, behaviour, legends, customs passed [...]

People and places

By | April 17th, 2017|Ecuador|

So really, what one will see while traveling? People and places. Stuff that surround the people and fill up the places. Things that people do. If different than the things we do and people surround [...]

Happy Easter!

By | April 16th, 2017|Ecuador|

Happy Easter from Ecuador! A year ago we were in a small Mayan town in Guatemala, watching slash photographing the Easter procession. This time we did the same thing in another mostly indigenous town in [...]

Extending tourist visa in Ecuador

By | April 11th, 2017|Ecuador, travel|

I extended my Ecuador tourist visa in Ibarra. There is a new option of 90 days extension introduced in February 2017. Given the fact that is a smaller city and everything s 5-10 minutes away [...]

Back to Ibarra

By | April 9th, 2017|Ecuador|

We crossed the border from Peru and by next day late evening we arrived to Ibarra. It was a long shot but the Ecuadorian roads are getting better and better and driving through the country [...]

Sea level

By | March 18th, 2017|Ecuador|

Rolled down from Vilcabamba to sea level. First the road climbs up to about 2,500 m altitude from Vilcabamba and after some usual rollercoaster drive through the mountains drops down to sea level. The road [...]

More Vilcabamba

By | March 16th, 2017|Ecuador|

Some more photos of Vilcabamba, this time with long lenses. Basically we are talking here about a very tiny village, some 6x8 blocks the whole thing. We had a break in the rain in the [...]