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Laguna Quilotoa  

Laguna Quilotoa

And the Southern highlands

August 14th 2007
Laguna Quilotoa was our next stop - a volcanic crater lake, which erupted about 200 years ago. Seeing this area, which is similar to where the vast majority of the indigenous population live, once again confirmed to us that on the whole indigenous people of formerly colonised countries have it really tough. In this area they live at altitudes of between 3,000-4,000 metres, coping with bitterly c ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Central Highlands

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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