Melbourne's Yeo went on tour to Ecuador recently and as an avid film photographer, he took along his old 35mm camera to document his trip of a lifetime.
From visiting the Galápagos Islands to playing house parties and hiking up for stunning views of the Ecuadorian coast, we got the indie pop singer/songwriter to add some captions to a series of photos he took.
Check them out here.
A photo of Muelle Tijeretas, San Cristóbal. My favourite snorkelling spot of the whole Galápagos leg. I shared the still, quiet and clear waters of this cove with spotted crabs, a lone sea lion, a tortoise and countless varieties of fish.
The greatest snout of all time. A young sea lion fast asleep on one of the beaches of San Cristóbal in the Galápagos Islands. I felt like doing much the same.
I boarded an aging converted sailboat to go diving in the Galápagos Islands. These three gents were experienced divers on holiday from Israel. We were blessed with perfect weather that day.
A selection of fresh seafood on a street of kiosks in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz. Though an impressive display, we didn't eat here. Instead we went a few stalls down to 'William' – a favourite of the locals for encocado de camarón (shrimp in coconut sauce).
The Charles Darwin Research Station houses a research laboratory and a breeding centre for tortoises originating from the Galápagos Islands. Many subspecies are endangered after populations were decimated by humans as far back as the 17th century.
The view from the gallery of the lighthouse at Plaza de Honores. Here, a cool breeze relieved our sweaty climb through the heritage-listed streets of Las Peas, the oldest neighbourhood in Guayaquil. This area was lovingly restored after falling victim to several fires during times of conflict. Apparently they numbered each individual cobblestone during the restoration so they could return them all to their exact location.
Music At The Patio: The Spoils. I performed at an awesome DIY house show in a sweet backyard in Urdesa, Guayaquil. This calm was all that remained afterward. Reggaeton played softly in the background while we wrapped cables, sipped on beers and chatted about the night.
A precious shot taken at a mercado in Gualaceo, a far-flung town in the Azuay region. I wouldn't have known its existence if it weren't for my new pal Mauricio. I came for the street racing and stayed for the hornado con mote y llapingacho (fire-roasted whole pig with white corn and fried potato cakes).
This is half of Espumita, an energetic rock band from Guayaquil. I supported them in Cuenca at my last show of the tour. They were a bunch of chill musicians who treated me like a friend even though I'd just met them that afternoon. I'm trying to convince them to come to Australia.
I snuck a timer shot while hiking in the Andes at a beautiful national park called El Cajas. It was my second-last day in Ecuador. I only saw one other hiker on my route. It was my first time hiking at this altitude. The way up tested my fitness because of the thin air. The way down tested my patience because it was slippery as hell. I was covered in mud by the end of it.