This rose plantation is one of the largest in Ecuador. It sends over 60,000 roses to market A DAY.
The daily numbers TRIPLE for the big flower holidays, Mother's Day, Valentine's, etc.
Hard to wrap your head around those numbers...
Our guide told the story of the business and gave us a tour of the massive operation.
He only speaks Quechua, so his daughter translates to Spanish for him. (Then a guide on the trip translated to English for those who needed it.)
He showed some harvested ice from the volcano. It was almost crystals. Stunning.
He once traveled to the US. He says the women are tall! And, bananas were very expensive, almost a dollar each. He liked the trip, but prefers to be here working.
It was an honor to meet him and shake his hand.
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The gift shop was selling special ice cream made from the ice. It was pretty good!