chifa fenix and cayambe

Just got home from Ecuador a few hours ago.  There are many photos to share but here are two from our first full day there:

Chifa Fenix in Cayambe, Ecuador.  An hour or two northest of Quito.  Seeing “Chifa” made me wonder about the origins of that word.  The wikipedia link says that it’s basically Chinese food adapted to Peruvian (or Ecuadorian) ingredients.


El Volcan Cayambe – the third highest volcano/mountain in Ecuador at nearly 19,000 feet.  Its last known eruption was in 1785-1786.  The fast-moving clouds broke for just a few seconds.