Ecuador, more than just a kayaker's dream
Well, as much as I hate to admit it, Ecuador does offer quite a lot to the visitor besides kayaking.
My parents are here right now so they are "forcing" me to take time off the rivers and do a little dry land exploring, and you know, there are some damn cool things to see!
(Don't worry, I know we are all kayakers here, so I've included some good whitewater shots as well. So, please, read on...).
Above is a photo of the volcano Antisana, 5,704 meters (about 18,253 feet), and the headwaters of the Quijos River (the really kick ass river that our lodge is based on http://www.smallworldadventures.com/lodge.html).
This here is the Quijos River, born from the snows of Antisana (the volcano above).
Veggie market in Gualaceo near Cuenca in the southern highlands. If only we had a "farmers market" like this in my town back in the US, I would eat very well.
Ladies selling grain and beans in a local market.