We landed in Ecuador about 13 days ago. We took a bus ride from Guayaquil to Montanita and stayed in a small town nearby call Manglaralto. We stayed in a cool cabin on the property of Mercedes and George. They run an eco-lodge called La Factoría which is a center for the development of contemporary craft and design, and also offers eco-training programs. We enjoyed breakfast each morning with them which included locally sourced eggs, cheese, bread, honey, yogurt, and homemade granola. Yumm!

la factoria in Manglaralto. ecuador

manglaralto cabin

One day we walked up to a nearby town called Dos Mangas. Here are some of my fav pics.

Dos Mangas

greg walking back from dos mangas

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Dos Mangas
pink-flowers

red-flower

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Bamboo is used everywhereBamboo is used everywhere.

Volleyball in Dos MangasVolleyball is a popular sport in Ecuador.

Collecting sand in Dos Mangas

Gordon WhitefootWe called this guy Gordon Whitefoot (get it – Gordon Lightfoot) 🙂

And here is a great video to watch about work being done at La Factoria>