I really don’t know where to start.  I know I am biased (being half Ecuadorian and all), but have said it before and will say it again: Ecuador really is one of the best countries in the world to visit.

I can’t attach any pics (am on a desktop, not my iPhone) so will instead attempt a short description of how awesome it is here.

Right now I am in Quito, the capital as well as the city where my father grew up.  Volcanos surround us.  Snow capped peaks.  Green mounain sides in every direction.  Colourful houses at surprising elevations.

Each time I think  I have seen the BEST view . . . another awaits me.

On Wednesday I learned how to make empanadas.

On Thursday, I picked avocados.

Tomorrow, am headed to Ottavalo market to scope out indigenous crafts.

Yeh, awesome is the word for sure.