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Reflections: An Ecuadorian Journal

Kathleen and Llamas at Cochasqui Kathleen and Llamas at Cochasqui (Jacqueline Ball)
How do I describe three weeks of breathtaking biodiversity, sumptuous soups, mouthwatering tropical fruit, adventures in transportation, engaging conversations with informative and inquisitive local Ecuadorian guides, rich history and abundant wildlife, lots of laughter with my travel friend and fellow artist Kathleen, myriad amazing paintable images and. . . you get the picture.

With the help of our Adventure Life tour specialists we jam packed three weeks with an exploration of the Andes Highlands, an adventurous flight and boat ride into Kapawi Lodge in the Amazon Rain Forest, and a never to be forgotten eight day cruise through the Galapagos Islands on a 14 passenger/six crew motor sailor. Each trip was interspersed with a night at our home away from home, the Hostal de La Rabida in Quito, where we also spent three full days on the end of our trip.

In my style of journaling I tend to do a quick watercolor sketch on site and return to it a couple days later to write whatever comes to mind after I've had some time to digest the experience. You'll see a taste of Kathleen's art as well as mine in this e-journal. And of course, photos. Feel free to skip to the section of our trip that interests you!

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