The warm summer rain thundered down on top of the car, sheets of water slid down the windshield, sprinkling me as I lay in the backseat, my hands tucked in between my knees. Looking out the car window into the thickness of darkness, I saw tendrils of Spanish Moss swaying in the wind. The last of the tropical storm continued to sweep through the southern part of the state, leaving broken tree limbs and powerlines scattered up and down the rural highway….
Since living in Ecuador, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Cuenca twice. Cuenca is perpetually sunny and warm, which makes for good traveling. I recommend traveling there during the weekend, and visiting one of the many churches and plazas.
I took these photos from my balcony in La Vicentina, a barrio located in Central Quito. The views from here are incredible. Every morning and every night, the sun sets and rises at the same time. The clouds hang over the mountains, shrouding them in natural beauty.