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In the Gondola  
   

In the Gondola

Up to 4.050 m in hail, driving rain, thunder, lightning and wind. Still smiling we joined others equally adventurous at the top of the mountain.
Quito, El Mitad del Mundo

October 1st 2007
Travelling to Quito with an electrical student as a seat mate required only two hours. Being in the aisle seat, on a public bus that was totally full, I had no opportunity to take shots of the countryside. Driving into the city involved going thru numerous tunnels up steep streets and down steep inclines thru another tunnel. Overhead walkways, stairs going up between houses and the houses them ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mitad del Mundo

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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