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Back to Quito

January 2nd 2007
Pichincha Arriving back in Quito to take more Spanish lessons me and Sheir had the opportunity to climb Pichincha Mountain. You take a cable car half way up and then walk the rest of the way and it affords some excellent views of Quito and its interesting landscape which happens to be dominated by threatening volcanoes all around. It takes about and hour or so to make it to the top and as we did ... 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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