Though a last minute trip, I have been looking into visiting Ecuador ever since being introduced to Colombia last year. I only had time to explore in and around the capital Quito...which means I just need to plan another trip soon.

The first day I saw a beautiful statue across town at the top of a big hill, so I did what I do....found my way to the top.

I loved everything I experienced in my short trip, but not surprisingly my favourite part was the markets. Unbelievable craftsmanship in every form to be found here. It was hard to choose from the mountains of textiles, so I just took them all.