I do not know the name of this valley. I don’t even know whether it has a name. I just stopped to pee while headed for Cuenca from Riobamba, Ecuador.The drive was not easy – not only because it was curvy and hilly, but because it was so scenic that I wanted to pull over twice an hour. “You are a lucky country, Ecuador,” I repeated in my head.

Overlanding can be tiring because you are driving 100% of the distance, but having to experience the entire route can be satisfying, and being able to stop anytime and appreciate an unnamed scenery is special.

@no exact location but close to Llagos, Ecuador, April 13, 2018