Ecuador is 2200 miles south of the border–and the weather is a whole lot better in Ecuador than in the States right now. In fact, some have complained that there has been too much sunny weather here in the Oriente. Not us!! While the rivers have been lower than in years past, the uniquely low levels have made for new interesting routes not explored previously.
The cold weather at home means more time around a warm fire. If you are in search of interesting reading material while waiting for the snow to melt, check out the ERA Guide Reading List:
The White Rock, Hugh Thompson
Tropical Nature, Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C Mann
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Sweat of the Sun,Tears of the Moon: A Chronicle of Incan Treasure, Peter Lourie
Valverdes Gold, Mark Honigsbaum
Land of Ghosts, David Campbell
River of Doubt, Candice Millard
Savages, Joe Kane
Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
Latin American Heroes, Jerome Adams
When the Rivers Run Dry, Fred Pearce
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins
and of course any book by Christopher Moore!