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Orchids

The Orchid Man

June 14th 2011
On the outskirts of Cuenca there is a small building that is part of the university, but it is not connected. The small building costs $1 to get in and allows you to look at up to 400 species of orchids. Not all of the orchids were in bloom when we went, but it was still an amazing sight to see. There are three or four different greenhouses that you can enter and look at some of the most amazing o ... 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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