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Journey to the Middle of the World

January 21st 2007
So, where does the name Ecuador come from? You guessed it; the equator passes right through it!! So, what would be a trip to Ecuador be if you didn’t have the fun of straddling the hemispheric line and hop back and forth from the North to the South??!! Because I got fogged out from climbing Quito’s big mountain, I decided it would be a good idea to visit the Mitad Del Mundo (the Middle of ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mitad del Mundo

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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