This photo was taken last year in the Cayambe region. Note the traditional clothing worn by the women. There are many indigenous people in the higher elevations and we have loved working with them during our trips to the north of Ecuador. They are extremely friendly and their kids are suspiciously well-behaved.
The non-Ecuadorian to the right of the photo is my daughter Marya, who had just finished her third year at Tufts University School of Medicine and was getting some experience treating patients. She speaks Spanish better that I do, so I didn’t need to translate for her.