Ecuadorians have various ethnic origins.vThe country is relatively small, but Ecuadorians make Ecuador even more diverse and also very interesting for travellers.
When I started traveling, I hardy ever was taking pictures of people. I was always more interested by nature or architecture. At some point, I change my mind and realized that local people are actually an important part of a culture in a given country. I like to observe what kind of clothes they wear, especially traditional clothes. Unfortunately, younger generations often don’t want to wear traditional clothes any more; that makes sense, but it’s also a bit sad.
After visiting variety of countries/territories, I realised that cleaning shoes on the streets is still popular in some of them. I’ve never seen it in Europe, so at first, I was surprised; but later it became more normal to me, so I stopped taking pictures of this. 😉
Ecuador lies on the equator, that’s the place where the Earth is the widest.
There are 13 countries that lie on the equator: Brazil, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Maldives, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Somalia, and Uganda.