I rode my bicycle here from Quito where I started my South America tour. It was quite difficult climb, from 8,500 feet up to 12,000 feet elevation with with terrible riding conditions. The air is thin and found myself constantly grasping for air. At this time, in April, the weather changes rapidly. I’ve had to stay for several days to get some images of the beautiful Cotopaxi. This image is right after the Sunrise, just before the clouds moved in.
I spent a few days riding around Cotopaxi National Park. It was cold and rainy but I didn’t mind it at all. I felt like I was the only one in the World.
The last kiss from the Sun before she says goodnight.
Quilotoa Volcano erupted fiercefully 600 years ago. It’s caldera is now filled with water and has become a beautiful lake.
Banos, Ecuador is one of the most popular tourist destination. It offers many activities around the City and nearby. The weather is very unpredictable in April. The only time I got up to the top of one of the mountains opposite what locals called the Mother Tungurahua Volcano to photograph the City of Banos, I’ve was given a double Rainbow.
Ollantaytambo is one of the most important Cities along the Sacred Valley. There are so much history here of the Inca and the people who have lived here before them.
This Inca City was discovered by a local farmer family in 1902 and was kept secret until 1911 when it was discovered by an American Archeologist and his guide. This unknown Inca City was named after the Mountain next to it, Machu Picchu Montana.
The morning Sun brought back life into the sleeping City for another day.
Cajon Del Maipo. Santiago, Chile.