I'm glad you've had the opportunity to travel and I guess that using the new camera in these places is like you say, a rediscovery, specially about "cresting new ones". Challenges spark creativity. I'm really eager to see the other photos. Really curious about how you handle a whole new process. And, also, if the way you process the photos will be different also.
This photo is not very far from the "old" Echi, which is interesting about what it says. Will the new "medium" change your approach, or is it too ingrained to allow variations? Maybe it's a slow process, but the best side is you're widening the possibility reach.