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Baños - Go-karts and Broken Hearts

August 19th 2009
Our next stop was Baños, which translates as baths, referring to the numerous thermal baths in the town to which Ecuadorians flock at weekends. On our first morning we bumped into some friends and joined them for what we expected to be a short hike, a mere 600 steps, up to the ´Sacred Virgin´ viewpoint. Three hours later, after a near vertical ascent, clinging onto vines, up a muddy path and nu ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Baños

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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