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New Year´s Eve Masks
On Dec 31st it´s the custom to stuff an old suit with straw, fill the pockets with firecrackers, put a mask on it and burn it in the streets. Setting fire to the Año Viejo is how they do away with the old year.
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November 29th 2007
I am sitting in an internet cafe in Otavalo (an hour north of Quito) and beside me are two indigenous Quichua young men watching online YouTube videos of a Japanese girl playing guitar and singing. They are watching it over and over again, zooming in on her cleavage, her guitar fingering, and clearly falling in love. The world has become a very small place indeed....
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South America » Ecuador » Centre » Baños
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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