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Life In The Cloud Forest

December 15th 2010
We have been in Mindo for 8 days now. To get here we took the bus from Quito northwest for about 50 miles. Going up out of the valley where Quito lies, over the mountains, then dropping down into the cloud forest. We went from about 9200 ft. elevation in Quito to 4100 ft in Mindo. We love it here, it is soooo mellow. It rains nearly every afternoon and many days it rains all night. We are ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mindo

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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