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There is a tarantula on your leg

September 30th 2007
Oh yes - what everyone wishes to hear when they are in the Amazon Jungle! Apart from squealing at inaudible levels, I didn't freak out and calmly removed the rather large tarantula. The worker with us told us that tarantulas are only dangerous when they bite - go figure! He did reassure me that it was ok to hold - at least that's what I think he said - my comprehension of Spanish had rapidly dimin ... 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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