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Inca ruins at Ingapirca
The Devil's Nose ride

August 8th 2007
We arose at 5 a.m. to be collected to board the Devil's Nose train, which only runs on 3 days of the week. It is a 7 hour ride, culminating in the descent then ascent again of the Devil's Nose, a very steep hillside, which the train negotiates via a number of switchbacks, which involve the railway line being perched perilously close to sheer drops in a number of places. The line was a triumph of e ... read more
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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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