Crossing the double yellow line

When driving in Ecuador expect a wild ride. The country’s topography has been likened to an accordion made up of the second tallest mountains in the world, the Andes. Ecuador has a nasty volcanic history. Shifting earth, and falling rocks are just an accepted reality. Long brown streaks running down the sides of the mountains are visual proof of frequent landslides. Beware, your car might suddenly be buried by tons of rocks and mud. Drivers have to contend not only with mountain-hugging, winding and buried roads, but also a new generation of inexperienced, Ecuadorian drivers who have just recently been…

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