There's this weird obsession with sweeping here in Ecuador. Sweeping water especially. Everyone uses brooms to sweep water, or sweep whatever. Everywhere you look someone is sweeping. Brooms must be "sweeping" the nation. Eh? Ha.
La Ruta del Sol April 6th 2008 So, It's been a while. I've definitely neglected to write a blog on the trip down the Ruta del Sol for a long time. No matter. It's time. Let's see, where to begin. The Ruta del Sol is a large stretch of the coast of Ecuador that begins in Puerto Cayo and ends in Salinas. It's a big attraction to tourists and Ecuadorians, people from the sierra drool when they hear about it, and people on th ... read more
South America » Ecuador » West 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