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New Year's Eve

Proved to be very entertaining. Single men dress as women and harass cars at intersections and demand a coin to let traffic pass. At midnight in addition to fireworks, effigies of least favourite politicians are burned in the street.
Quito, Ecuador

January 10th 2019
Our first real foray into South America begins in Quito. We have a very comfortable, inexpensive Airbnb here for 6 weeks. As we did in Malaga last year, we plan to use Quito as our home base to take side trips to various sights in Equator. Next up, Galapagos Islands. ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito

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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