Whether your first trip paddling in a foreign country or a destination you have called home for years, sitting in the airport preparing to return to the “real world” can be a downer. Team ERA’s Brian Snyder has spent the past five years guiding/living/boating/sharing in Ecuador. He ran a first descent of the Rio Cofanes this year–an incredible way to end his tenure in Ecuador.  Enjoy and relate to his poignant tribute to this great country…