I had acquired a GTZ project in Ecuador in Sucumbios in the Oriente of Ecuador (rainforest) with 3 PhD students. In 1996 I visited the group for a few weeks. Klaudia followed one week later. We drove over the 4000 meters high Andes into the rainforest, looked at this beautiful landscape at the Rio Coca and Rio Negro, were in the Cujabenes National Park and in Lago Agrio we were annoyed about the exploitation of nature by the oil culture. After two weeks we flew over to Manta, made a tour to Guayaquil and on small Galapagos, visited an acquaintance and lived there and then flew back to Quito, where we flew back to Germany.