The size of the country of Ecuador really starts to come into perspective when you start the journey from Quito to Puerto Misahualli. We started by traveling through the city, but when you get out of town and onto the mountains, you can see for miles.
We stopped in the city of Banos for lunch at an Italian restaurant.
Exploring the city really let us see how similar we all are. Some of the stores and street vendors looked like they could be found in a small town city market in America. It was great to see all of God’s creation. When we left Banos, we took a ride across the gorge in an old and rickety machine that was run by an old man with a gas pedal.
The ride may not have been the most exciting, but the view was awe inspiring. Eventually, after hours and hours of riding on the bus, we arrived in the jungle. The long and beautiful bus ride was a great way to set us up for the experiences of this week. I can’t wait to see what God will do with the group throughout the week!