Ecuador A Beautiful Country

© DiMaggio Cuenca, Ecuador

To All the Ships at Sea,

We all have bucket lists.  I fulfilled one recently, on my 3 week trip to Ecuador. I now have visited all the countries in South America. I rarely have regrets but in this case my only regret is, I should’ve done this 20 years ago.

Ecuador is a hidden gem.  It is a country that goes rom sea level to 14,000 feet in 3 hours. There are more people in Brooklyn than in all of Ecuador put together.  It is beautiful and extremely cost effective.  My trip was dual purpose, to shoot a corporate video and go for a health vacation.  Both did not disappoint and on the contrary,  entailed much more than I would’ve dreamed of.  I’m going to select 2 dozen people for an online focus group.  I had no intention of a photo safari in Ecuador when I arrived, however, nowI think it’s a no brainer.  It would be like mixing Cuba and Spain together. These two are kind of what Ecuador is like.  Guess what? Another great advantage…Ecuador is a hopping off place for the Galapagos. On my next trip we’ll spend 2 or 3 weeks in Ecuador and 1 week to 10 days in the Galapagos. Extremely cost effective and absolutely outrageous.

Last but not least I have found a world class driver/guide that has the ability to make everything happen for the biggest amount of bang for everyones’ buck.

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