Quetsals, toucans, butterflies and hummingbirds - Mindo, Ecuador December 6th 2014 On Tuesday we travelled 3 hours north from Quito to Mindo, on the edge of the escarpment which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
Mindo is still quite high up at 1700 metres in a warm and very damp cloud forrest. The hot air from the coastal plain hits the Andes near Mindo, rises and the moisture condenses, so for much of the year the area is blanketed in dense cloud, and most days it rains in the afte ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mindo 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