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Cuenca - The New Cathedral  

Cuenca - The New Cathedral

History of Cuenca

July 23rd 2010
We have had an eventful week since our time on the coast! Just to recap, our first week in Ecuador was spent along the pacific coast and week two was spent in the colonial city of Cuenca. For those interested in the history of Cuenca this is the scoop. Cuenca is located in the Andes at a height of 2550 meters. It used to be called “Guapondlics” by the original inhabitants: the “Cañaris ... 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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