Wait...what's Christmas? December 18th 2007 Hey!
I suppose I should wish you all a "Merry Christmas," but I keep forgetting it's December. It just doesn't feel like Christmas down here. Try as I might, I just have no joy, no thrill that Christmas is coming. No singing, no snow, no getting ready for the Christmas concert at school right before break, no skiing, no hot tea, no cozy fires (oh, there's fires here, but they smell bad). In ... read more
South America » Ecuador » West » Portoviejo 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