Tag: Ecuador

Shutterbug Saturday: Galapagos Islands II

We got more into the Galapagos. One of our first spots was Tortuga Bay where we saw Galapagos Tortoises. Several of them were over a century old and they were chill as we took pictures of them.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Galapagos Islands

Finally, we made it to the Galapagos Islands from Guayaquil!

These were some pictures in or near the Seymour Airport as we were on Baltra Island. The scenery was great, but that’s only a fraction of how beautiful the islands were.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi/Guayaquil

What’s up?

Here are the last few photos of my trip to Alausi before going to Guayaquil. For those of you don’t know, Guayaquil is the biggest city in Ecuador with over 3.5 million people living there. We were at a nice hotel and this was the last day where we were with Alex our tour guide. This city felt like Chicago to me, but with palm trees and the Pacific Ocean instead of Lake Michigan in terms of aesthetics.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi part II

Do any of these photos look familiar?

At this part of our tour through Alausi, Ecuador, we were greeted by indigenous dancers from the region who performed some folk dances. I even had my own dance partner later on who was head and shoulders shorter than me. It was quite fun learning about the native cultures in Ecuador. Oh yeah, I even tried a local dessert at the local cafe within walking distance.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Alausi

Here are some more photos from Alausi!

There are more shots of Devil’s Nose Valley as my family and I took a train tour thousands of feet above sea level. At the bottom is a small picture I took of the Tren Ecuador service that gave us a tour.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Riobamba/Alausi

These are the last few photos I have of Riobamba, Ecuador before going into Alausi.

In Alausi, we were on a train tour thousands of miles above sea level where we saw Devil’s Nose Mountain and some of the surrounding landscapes. It was fascinating being on a train so high up in terms of altitude.

-Curtis

Shutterbug Saturday: Riobamba

This next section of photos takes place in the outskirts of Riobamba, Ecuador.

We stopped near the Iglesias de Balbanera which is the oldest Catholic church in the country. Right by it are some small village markets where one of the stores sold items made from vegetable ivory AKA tagua. Our tour guide Alex showed us the different stages of tagua while the craftsman named Washington did a demonstration making tagua crafts.

-Curtis