Let’s go to Cahuasqui!
Our bags are packed, our dog Julio is full of anticipation for what’s about to happen. We start our trip in Ecuador’s capital Quito.
3 hours later, we pass through the last bigger town, Ibarra, before heading northwest, in the direction of the Sincholagua volcano.
Winding roads up and down through the mountains, little bridges passing over creeks and rivers. Picturesque villages with beautiful town squares in the middle are spotted along the way.
We pass over the last mountain, and suddenly a different world opens up. What we see is just heavenly: A plateau, maybe 1.5 by 3 kilometres (1 by 2 miles) wide, with a village and farms on top. And we see green, lots of it. Until the horizon! The plateau itself is wide open, with no clouds in the way on this beautiful morning.