Hi everyone! Today was a day with several highlights during the journey to the Cotopaxi province. We visited the Otavalo indigenous market and the Middle of the World. When nearing our final destination, we could enjoy a spectacular view of the Cotopaxi volcano. It was really impressive! We are staying at a beautiful colonial Hacienda tonight and tomorrow we will move to the base of the second highest mountain in Ecuador: Cotopaxi and prepare for the climb. We are highly motivated. Rob has been designated the official photographer of the trip. We are attaching a few pictures of today’s journey taken by him. Good job Rob and many thanks for sharing them with us!

Thanks for following! More soon! Team “Neon Banana”


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