This land is part of a cloud forest and we are often truly above the clouds!
Many valleys in Ecuador are famous for the longevity of the residents. Our search for such valleys led us to understand that we can use more than landscape to live better, richer and longer.
This article was written on May 2, 2009, on the 41st anniversary of starting my international business. Yet I plan to keep writing and sharing information for 41 more years!
This was more than an idle boast. The promise was made from a belief and understanding that began to grow when we first arrived in Ecuador and began searching for the longevity valleys there.
We purchased the 962 acre Hacienda Rosaspamba and lived and studied there for nearly a year with a Taita Yatchak and his apprentices.
Here is another shot at Rosaspamba of one of the yatchak’s apprentices.
Mountain mists are important to longevity. One Ecuador shaman taught us that the hydrogen ions in the mists bond with free radicals on the skin to cleanse the body from the outside in.
Up here in these mountains people in decades and centuries past labored, breathed clean air, drank pure water and ate fresh food. These were hardy mountain people who worked hard, had little, ate little and with that made the most. Life was simple and they kept it that way.
The life here is healthy.
There is fresh water. Here is the yatchak at one of Rosaspamba’s water falls.
Another waterfall at Rosaspamba.
At the hacienda you are always walking up or down.
Accommodations are primitive and…
The property is very isolated.
Here we are building some extra huts.
Hiking from the top to the bottom.
This is a grove of pineapples in the lower property.
The land is remote about and hour and a half from Quito.
The road in is primitive.