Arrival in Ecuador. The trip was long, but in the end we feel like returning to a familiar place … I feel comfortable right away in the language that is used to the sounds … odori.Quito wings is nice, but like all capitals makes me want to run away.
We are now in Lacatunga small quiet road with nothing interesting …. A normal city of Ecuador … sleep and the next day we took the pullamn today and leave early to go see Saquisilí market … nice color .. especially of animals, all very similar to Peru.
the magical atmosphere of the usual habitual melancholy that only the Andes are able to provide.
In the morning we returned to the base and decided to move to Riobamba,,, choosing the longer route.
Crossing the Andes … first .. then to Ambato to Guaranda,,, going to Riobamba.
So so traveling to places shrouded in mist … surrounded by majestic volcanoes that control their white peaks are at 4000 meters we find snow in a snowy wilderness and amazing that there are people living … in the most unexpected places and greets someone always leads us to question how they live there .. went down to the city of Riobamba nice … There are some « tourists all morning to catch the train.
We Cuenca yesterday we had the train I can not find the words to describe what I saw!
Steam locomotive …. all of us at the top of the train and left for 7 hours apart from the cold there and then not even feel you are so taken by your surroundings (although c’avevo fever last night because I had taken a little ‘too) I said it’s a fantastic thing … you go through the Andes through the points you do not understand how to have a fabulous train passes these majestic Andes and always at the bottom of a ravine after a descent through hairpin turns with cliffs … it is better not to look down … and then along the way occasionally appears somewhere inhabited by children who greet you .. laughing … with a naivete as unarmed bring’d take everything with you …. on …. are beautiful ……. the feeling is of being inside a documentary ….. seems impossible that all life is certain … that is not true!
Too good … also amazing … Now if you think even seem very true … is one of those things that digest slowly, because the emotion you feel when you live and so hard that you think you have a dream! I wish I could put into words when I get back … but it will be impossible …. nothing can be done …. this is one of those things that can only be experienced!, today all day to wander in Cuenca doing nothing … we wanted!
Very very nice city … Ecuador Cuzco some … although it seems a much richer country than Peru … less poor people around ….. fewer children « hungry » … life in the Andes seems less difficult … ous maybe it’s not a feeling … maybe then here is not so simple!
Today, a day of rest in Vilcabamba … to sleep .. reading, eating ….. We have to go for a walk on a trail in the reserve … then lunch in town and then back out here to enjoy nature everything up! !
Being here makes lazy .. impoltrisce … there is a peace … silence … Now I’m thinking that tomorrow again in a terminal confusion among the people, the sounds, the smells that make me want to stay here for the whole holiday! There is still much to do that it is necessary to back up …. Here we tend to lose the sense of reality … silence is amazing …. a relaxed atmosphere …. sorry to leave! But time passes and everything else is calling!
So tomorrow backpackers and away! It all seems so far away …. Siena, work … you just unplugged, regenerate again ….. take puffs of oxygen which in turn will serve to « survive » for the rest of « New Year! From the office too … the energy … the awareness of living unique and unrepeatable moment … Ecuador … available here … I’m living … I’m breathing the air feeling the sounds … the smells, seeing its colors, its people … can not be returned from a trip to the same as before leaving …. . I read once, and it’s true …. all that lives on the trip gets inside you and changes in a slow smooth, but you changed … You open your eyes open your heart opens the soul … . become more responsive … more sensitive … maybe more careful … can pass a sunset? can not be transferred to a landscape? Yes you can …. you can do it now … I ….. looking around … listening to the sound of the river … the birds, looking at the mountains that surround us almost want to protect! And far smaller than 80 meters above the road … away from everything and everyone! 1Vilcabamba remain in the hearts! Like everyone else! Nothing happens without a trace …. could be a flower, a face, a sound, a smell something …. always and always take the inside!