Diaries from Ecuador

Juanita Escobar

/ Ecuador

After crossing together the entire length of Peru and a bit of Ecuador from Puno to Loja, Alex Kornhuber will now go back to his home in Lima, where his girlfriend Fiorella and their Dog Chasca Ñawi are waiting. My friend Juanita Escobar that has just arrived to Loja from Lima with two brand new back wheels for the FLYERS will take over tomorrow. I met Juanita a Colombian photographer by chance last year; while working in Colombia’s eastern plains on a story about cowboys. There she was a woman among hard men. I thought if you enjoy the life of the cowboy chances are that you might like the idea to cycle on an eBike trough a stretch of South America. She jumped on the idea! Her incredible work can be viewed here: www.juanitaescobar.com

Loja to Quito

/ Ecuador

Near Gualaquiza in the province of Zamora. A shark falling from the sky or a monument to one of several wars that took place between Ecuador and Peru, caused by old territorial disputes.
On the troncal amazonica heading towards the town of Puyo. A region full of waterfalls and rivers with a road that runs along the eastern flank of the Andes and the Amazon rain forest.
The Zamora river
Juanita Escobar on the FLYER heading towards Quito
The second highest summit in Ecuador the Cotopaxi 5897 m. One of the highest volcanoes in the world, that has erupted more then 50 times since 1738.
A street band between Latacunga and Quito.