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Shrouded Volcán Tunguruhua  
   

Shrouded Volcán Tunguruhua

The volcano is currently closed to hikers due to dangerous volcanic activity.
Back to the Andes and back to the Northern Hemisphere...

March 10th 2009
From Manta, we had originally intended to continue north to Canoa, a sleepy beach town along Ecuador´s coast, but after learning that buses don´t run from Canoa to Quito and already having stayed in Manta longer than intended, we decided to head into Ecuador´s highlands - back to the Andes. Anya, a local friend we met in Manta, convinced us to make a stop in Cuenca, one of Ecuador´s colonial ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Baños

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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