Beautiful cloud forest. It would be hard to get through this jungle but very easy to get lost in it.
Banana plantation, (it is hard to get a good shot from a moving car through the window).
Ecuador is the worlds largest exporter of bananas, there are hugh plantations near Santo Domingo. Notice the bags over the bananas, this protects from insects.
One of the many waterfalls along the way.
Santo Domingo is more tropical than Quito, and very beautiful.
Monday January 24, 2011
We returned to Quito Saturday night. Everyone was pleased with how the training had gone and felt it was very successful. We were all tired but so happy. The group hung out at our apartment until time to leave for the airport. Their flight was at midnight, so they had a day a night and a day with very little sleep. Elder and Sister Flake remained here and on Monday morning we left for Santo Domingo and Quevdo to develop another NRT project for August. It is a beautiful drive through the mountains on a very winding twisty road. Our visits went very well and we are scheduled to do training the first of August. We had planned to stay the night, but were done early enough to return on Monday. This allowed us Tuesday to get reports completed while the Flakes were here, which worked out well for all of us.