From the creepy clown trash cans (seriously, Ecuador, WTF?) to llamas and knee injuries in the Andes and making turtle friends in the Galapagos Islands, we had a fantastic time during our month backpacking in Ecuador! Here are 30 things no one told us about before we visited Ecuador….
Laguna de Cuicocha, Cotacachi, Ecuador: This reserve protects a huge swath of the western Andes. The range of altitudes, from Volcán Cotacachi to the coastal lowland rainforests, means an abundance of biodiversity... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ecuador/around-otavalo/sights/other/reserva-ecologica-cotacachi-cayapas#ixzz3JLL9QItU