In 2009 Janice traveled to Ecuador to volunteer at an orphanage.
Early on, we went bike riding around Itchimbia Hill in the capital Quito. We could see the Old City from here!
Cathedral in the Ciudad Vieja:
Another cathedral–this time in the city Latacunga, Ecuador:
The road as we sat on the back of a camioneta (small truck):
The mountains from Quilotoa, a dormant volcano:
Climbing around the lake:
One time we made it all the way to the coast:
Street in Cotacachi, Ecuador:
The Laguna Quicocha, another old volcano lake just outside Ibarra, Ecuador:
The beautiful town of Baños from our hostel. It’s called Baños because of the mineral hot springs nearby.
Back in Quito…La Boca del Lobo!
Ecuador has it all.
From mountains, cities, lakes, green pastures…
…and snow-capped Cotopaxi:
Ecuador, the middle of the world:)
Janice is a speech pathologist living in Minneapolis. For any questions for Janice or to share about your travels, please comment below.
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