In southern Ecuador, an awesome phenomenon occurs – the guayacán trees come into full bloom. After a nine-month dry season, the rains begin, and trees that have sported bare branches for most of the year erupt in canopies of brilliant yellow flowers. We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed a local delicacy – “goat-in-the-hole”.
Located in Loja, this fascinating Nativity display is the largest of its kind in Ecuador, and one of the largest in Latin America. With over 1300 figures, it takes over a month to set up, covers an area of about 220 square metres (2400 square feet), and stretches for over 30 metres (100 feet). We were totally impressed!