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ECUADOR


Location - South America; Capital - Quito; Population - 14 million; Currency - US Dollar

It was a relief to cross in to Ecuador from Piura in Northern Peru during the El Nino affected year of 1998.

 

ecunoteIn 1998 the currency of Ecuador was the Sucre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

puertnoteIt has since been replaced by the US Dollar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu2Outside a home in Vilcabamba

 

 

ecu1The surrounding countryside of Vilcabamba in Southern Ecuador

 

 

ecu3Cuenca's market and Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu4Flower sellers in Cuenca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu5Ecuador Telecom, Cuenca

 

 

ecu7The main road of Banos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu8Otovaleno woman standing below a waterfall in Banos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu10Motor boat through the Amazon Rainforest south of Coca - the river is an Amazon tributary

 

 

ecu9Living quarters in the Amazon jungle

 

 

ecu11Enough to eat for another day! Amazon jungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu12Target practice with a blow gun, Amazon jungle

 

 

ecu13What I call a big tree, in the Amazon jungle

 

 

ecu14Rescuing a baby macaw - it had a broken wing and was scrambling through the undergrowth, Amazon jungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu15Bath time in the Amazon jungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu16Drinking potable water from a tree branch - Amazon jungle

 

 

ecu19Not what I expected - an airstrip serving an oil refinery in the Amazon jungle

 

 

ecu20Home of revolutionary hero General Sucre, Quito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu21Plaza de la Independencia, Quito

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu24Being a tourist at Mitad del Mundo near Quito - standing either side of the line of the equator

 

 

ecu26The Pacific Ocean at Atacames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu27Sewing machinists at Saquisili market

 

 

ecu28Saquisili market

 



ecu29The market at Otavalo - apparently the plants standing against the wall are used to make hammocks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu30Otavalo market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ecu31Wearing traditional dress in Otavalo

 

 

ecu32Otavalo woman in traditional dress

 

 

ecu33Fruit market at Otavalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

www.vivecuador.com

www.ecuadortouristboard.com

www.bestofecuador.com

www.galapagos.org - guide to the Galapagos Islands

www.galapagos-islands.net - Galapagos Islands

 

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