yesterday i met two amazing people. barbara from germany and tony from the states have built the first ever hummingbird garden in ecuador. driving to pacha quindi from quito, the landscape changes every 20 minutes until finally you enter the andean cloud forest on a dirt road that was made for adventures like this. barbara and tony have built this garden, their house in it and all the trails around it through the jungle-like forest with their own four hands. it has taken them almost 20 years. what an achievement to look back on. their conservation of this natural habitat has resulted in the preservation of previously endangered species. go there if you have the chance. the sounds and sights in this garden are unforgettable.