South America 2019-202x

unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

On the road #1

August 1, 2019  —  Ecuador

Mindo

Mindo - Ecuador
The tarabita.

Mindo is a small village known for the number of bird species in its surroundings; more than 400 have been observed. However, during the nice season, the sun shines all day and observing birds is only worth it if a person get up very early, at around 4 AM, and sightings are only possible until about 30 minutes after dawn. After that time, the birds say quiet and hidden. Thus, it's only for really passionate ornithologists; in other words, not for me.

The village of Mindo has a nice climate all year long. At an altitude of 1250 metres, it's never too cold or too hot. The village is surrounded by mountains covered with magnificent forests. A nice activity to do is the visit of the Sanctuary of the Waterfalls.

To reach the waterfalls, a tarabita must be used. In this case, the tarabita is powered by an old car engine (a Nissan 2012 apparently).

Mindo - Ecuador
The tarabita is powered with this engine.
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
This dog travelled with me.
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
Mindo - Ecuador
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Intag Valley

Intag Valley - Ecuador

A magnificent valley that is named after the Intag River.

Intag Valley - Ecuador
Intag Valley - Ecuador
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Cuicocha Crater

Cuicocha Crater - Ecuador