I arrived in Mindo on Monday evening, and after checking into my hostel headed over to La Mecha Restaurante for a delicious lasagna and una cerveza grande; expensive by Ecuadorian standards ($13, including the beer).
|My tasty, but "pricey," lasagna.|
|The next morning I arose at dawn, and headed out to make photos. Children were heading off to school (which starts at 6:40 a.m. here) and the town was awakening, although not many restaurants were open yet. I headed to the picturesque town square.|
|The cute town square.|
|These dogs liked the town square too!|
|Mindo's main drag.|
After a quick breakfast in the panaderia next door to the hostel (which wasn't open for desayuno yet), I headed off to the Mariposario, making pictures as I went.
Beautiful flowers along the way!
After an hour's walk, I reached the butterfly farm.
Innumerable enchanting butterflies:
I liked the Morpho butterfly (big!) ...
|Feeding an owl butterfly with some banana.|
|The The quaint church back in Mindo, near the end of my Ecuadorian adventure.|