BARRIO – Will Smith is making the most of his time in Ecuador as he explored various different cities while filming a National Geographic documentary.
While preparing to take viewers across more remote destinations for season two of Welcome to Earth, which he produces and narrates himself, the 53-year-old actor was spotted touring the streets of Alausi, a canton in the province of Chimborazo.
Locals and tourists were thrilled to see the Oscar winner, who blew kisses to fans as he boarded a train from the famous ‘Nariz del Diablo’ to Sibambe.
The ride is considered one of the world’s most dangerous train rides due to its route on an overhanging cliff that drop hundreds of feet as well as winding turns and steep incline.
According to the Ecuador Rail’s website, the rail system got its nickname ‘because of the many deaths among the workers that occurred there and the sheer difficulty of building it.’
Around 2,000 men are estimated to have died while constructing the rail, located on the troublesome mountainside.