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Manta, Part 2 (with some pics!)

April 12th 2008
Hello everyone...I write this part actually back in Quito having returned yesterday. Ecuador, especially weather-wise, is just an amazing country. I started yesterday in Manta, which is on the coast and rather tropical (at least while I was there). It was about 80F and relatively humid, though not horribly so. I got on the TAME flight, and a half hour later I am in Quito and a cool 60F with li ... 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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