Ecuador (April 5-May 1, 2017)-beautiful country with generally rude and unfriendly people!

Quito-beautiful colonial center

Middle of the World (i.e., the equator)

Pululahua-Mordor-like scenery near the capital

Cotopaxi Volcano

Papallacta-hot springs in the mountains

Tena-headwaters of the Amazon

Banos-adventure capital of Ecuador

Alausi-Nariz del Diablo

Cuenca-colonial darling of the southern highlands

Montanita-white trashy good times and great waves

Ayampe and Puerto Lopez

Isla de la Plata-Poor man's Galapagos

Machalilla National Park (near Puerto Lopez)