Otavalo, Ecuador has been one of my most destinos favoritos around the world. The sites, sounds and friendly atmosphere makes this a go-to spot. This is the first place I think of when people ask me for ideas on great places to visit, or places to spend time in. Walking along the streets of this town, seeing all the shops and the weekly open markets makes this a fantastic place to unwind. The pure simplicity makes this place a relaxing, routine travel destination.
Every place I have visited has a story to tell and a view to capture. Normally, the first thing I think of when I arrive at a new destination or while I am still in transit 😉 is, “how can I make this view an amazing picture?” This normally results in a huge library of mediocre pictures and only a couple of good ones. This wasn’t a problem when I had my Canon 80D because it was hard to constantly carry around a large camera. But, I decided to sell my canon for a more compact camera; The Samsung Galaxy s8 Plus.
Wow, it has been a while … Sorry for the delay 😜 🙄
It took a lot of time to adjust after coming back from another country. Yes, I was only gone for a short time, but Ecuador became such a part of me. I matched who I am. Don’t get me wrong. It was great to get back home and share my adventures with friends and family, but I long for more international adventures and travel. (Yes, I have been making plans for another trip! Find out in my next post.)
That is what he called me. “Mister, Mister” he kept saying just before he threw me the ball. I stand a full head and shoulders above everyone else as I reach for the ball. I should have passed the ball along to another teammate, but the hoop was right there, so had to throw it. It was a friendly fun game of basketball with the natives in Otavalo, Ecuador. (and, no I didn’t get the ball in the hoop. I should have given it to my teammate.)