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!