Postcards from Ecuador: Climbing high on a travel day to Riobamba
Today is a travel day for the Honors College study abroad group, leaving Baños for Riobamba. In between, the group will be stopping for a hike around the slopes of Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest peak. Because this activity won’t be completed until after Western Today’s deadline, we will bring you the story and images from that hike tomorrow.
In the meantime, we will leave you with an image of an Amazonian rainbow; a shot of students Jordi Baron of Bellingham and Samantha Herlich of Pleasanton, California, preparing llapingachos, a type of potato cake that is a staple of the Ecuadorian diet; and a fun fact: Because of the equatorial bulge, the summit of Chimborazo is the spot on the earth’s surface farthest from the exact middle of the planet - farther from that point than even Mount Everest.
Jordi Baron and Samantha Herlich cut potatoes as they prepare llapingachos, a traditional Ecuadorian fried potato pancake.