In conclusion, it appears that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist, than a journey in distant countries.
— from The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

A country of vast beauty and vast diversity, Ecuador holds a special place in my heart. From the volcanic islands of the Galapagos to the towering peaks of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi to the colorful colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca and everything in between. Stunning and magical.  

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Read: Galapagos: A Novel, The Origin of Species, The Boy on the Back of the Turtle, The Queen of Water, The Panama Hat Trail

Watch: Yasuni Man, The Galapagos Affair, The Last Ice Merchant, Mountain Biking from 17,000 Feet to the Ocean

Listen: La Máquina Camaleón, Da Pawn, Paola Navarrete, Ricardo Pita, Leo Rojas

Favorite ride: Chimborazo descent

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