Monday, 27 January 2014

Ecuador - Getting there

I've been off-line - also known as "in the real world" - for most of a month in Ecuador.  I'm back now, with a small sketchbook of drawings, coming soon to a blog near you...

They say that getting there is half the fun.  They are wrong.  Particularly when getting there involves three flights over 20 hours, starting at 11pm.  And when Air Canada serves you boiled tofu and raw potatoes in tepid water for breakfast.  But we did fly over some interesting places in the Caribbean, offering a free preview to check the potential for future visits: the pristine-looking white sand, cyan shallows and ultramarine deep water of the Bahamas (yes for future visit), the neat but diverse rural landscape of eastern Cuba (yes), and the chaotic-looking mess of Kingston Jamaica (maybe not).  We also had a few hours in the airport in Bogota Columbia, where the clouds from the tropical lowlands were building over the mountains around the bigger but otherwise similar Andean sister city to Quito Ecuador, where we were headed next.


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing/reading about the rest of this journey!

  2. Air Canada probably figures nobody is at their proper wits after a red-eye flight, so they can serve you whatever. But I can see things got better by your next post already, phew.