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Resting near Laguna Toreadora  
   

Resting near Laguna Toreadora

We hadn't hiked at 4000m since Huaraz in Peru, so we needed plenty of breaks.
The land as big as heaven

May 25th 2008
Getting to know the lesser visited parts of Ecuador The old town area of Cuenca is one of only four UNESCO world heritage sites in Ecuador, which might lead you expect to see crowds of tourist and backpackers. But despite the abundance of churches and colonial buildings, we saw very few tourists in Cuenca, and enjoyed a few days break from the usual "Gringo Trail", as we explored the city and th ... read more
South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca

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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