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Refined Cuenca, Ecuador  

Refined Cuenca, Ecuador

A touch of class

July 11th 2012
We're near the end of our time in Ecuador and Peru beckons. Our journey to the border takes us through two particularly lovely places in Ecuador's southern highlands - a most pleasant way to end our time in this beautiful country. Cuenca is Ecuador's third largest city - albeit with fewer than half a million inhabitants - and probably its most beautiful. Blessed with a wealth of colo ... read more
South America » Ecuador » South » Cuenca

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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