I don’t think there is any other country in Latin America or the world for that matter, that celebrates the New Year like Ecuador.
On December 31 the “Viudas fin de Año”, or widows of the old year, take to the streets. These lovely men in drag come out in their finest woman’s fashions primping and shaking their money makers stopping traffic for a few pennies.
They are always found in groups, and they are almost always found drinking beer. Which as I can imagine, gives them that little extra loss if inhibition.
Indulging these guys was such a great time. We rode around for a couple hours laughing and getting some great pictures of what to me is the funnest way to celebrate the coming of the New Year. Of course I myself was sort of a Viuda in my own right.