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

These photos are taken at the Parque Condor bird sanctuary in Otavalo.  


By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

As far as I know there are only two topiary gardens in Latin America, Parque Francisco Alvarado, in Zarcero, Costa Rica and the Topiary Garden Cemetery in Tulcan, Ecuador.  We paid a visit to both on our [...]

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By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, photography, travel|Tags: , , , , |

Never lower your camera, never quit practicing. I watched a video with a frontline guitar player the other day, yup 3-4 hours practice every day, he said. Why would photography be different? There's always something [...]

Olmedo Pesillo

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , |

One of those 'just drive and we'll see where we end up' day-trip. Drove up from Ibarra to Zuleta and kept going until we reached Olmedo-Pesillo. There are two adjacent indigenous villages under one jurisdiction. [...]

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By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

With quite a few blog posts and thousands of photos uploaded already sometimes I have no clue how to name a new blog post. Obviously people will look at the photos and maybe read a [...]

San Antonio

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , |

San Antonio, I wonder how many places are carrying this name. Probably at least one per each Latin American country. There are at least two in Ecuador San Antonio de Pichincha and San Antonio de [...]


By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Ecuador, travel|Tags: , , , , , |

Scary, strange, adjusting, getting used to it and normal. I guess these are the stages of traveling in Latin America. Blending in and understanding it 100% is out of question, I think you need to [...]


By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , |

We had a glance into Ecuadorian education. It  just happened that we had an opportunity to visit an art school. Not exactly sure the level of it, it's classified locally as 'technological school' but below [...]

The clouds are back

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

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|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]