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Lady selling colourful blankets...

This is the traditional female headdress of the Otvalan Ladies...
Quito and Otavalo - Equador....Part 1

November 17th 2006
The journey into South America has begun.... Quito has a nice cosy airport which was a welcome disembarkation point after our 1 nighter on the carpet tiles of Miami Airport. At least we knew that we were heading off to a decent shower and bed in an hour or so. Hostel Chicago in the old town has doub ... 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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