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]
Date: November 10th 2011
Now, a bullet-point summary of the joy that was our trip to the Amazon. As previously mentioned, the K group took two trips over the break. Although the coast trip was hellish, our journey to the Amazon more than made up for it.
• Hot springs!My first experience with hot springs here happened in Baños, which is kind of named for them. They were filthy, brown and crowded. On the ... read more