i've had a bit of time in ecuador, 10 days to be exact- no where near enough. it's almost as if reading the lonely planet, you get a false sense of what's out there- and then when you actually hit the ground, that sense of what's in a place is amplified, and all of a sudden there's treks to be done, jungles to be seen, streets to be walked and amazing food to be eaten- all of which takes much longer than you anticipated. so you have to choose. where to go, pick one or two things because that's all you got time for right now. i chose the jungle- i've never been and wanted to see what this amazing ecosystem everyone talks about was like. and i chose to hang in quito, wander the streets, eat ecuadorian food and have some time to chill a bit. it's been good. really good actually. I've met so many friendly, fun people and some amazing landscapes that've made this place special.