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Jun 2, 2011 - hola

Cuenca is an old Spanish city with beautiful architecture and a great climate, except for when we were there, it was unseasonably cold and wet. It is home to thousands of Americans who retire here, in Ecuador food and housing are very cheap and health care is excellent. Here we went to a Panama hat factory, making these hats is a huge industry, they were first made here and used by workers on the Panama Canal. Then we went into the old town, a world heritage site, to check out artisan markets, cathedrals and museums. The main museum is...

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Nov 26, 2008 - Equator Week-end

Here we are in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on a week-end with nothing to do. We met with Melissa, the agent handling our truck shipment, Friday night. She told us her office was closed for the week-end, and nothing would happen. So, why not go to the beach? We headed out about 12:00 noon for Salinas, on the Pacific coast, but took the wrong road out of Guayaquil. We are now heading North, so we decided to go to the Equator - why not? We were planning on driving about 2 hours to the coast, and on the map it looked like about 5 hours to the Equator,...

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Feb 28, 2008 - Quito to Cayambe

...today we were picked up at our hotel by our GAP guide and driver whose name is Freddy and headed north of Quito to Pululahua, an ancient volcano crater...about one hundred people or so live and farm in the valley of the crater created by the volcano millions of years ago...Freddy told us that there are areas of warm spring water which suggests seismic activity and that the volcano is still alive (just sleeping)...Freddy says the people who live in the crater are crazy, although happy and comfortable with their lives...our next stop was...

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