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Ecuador Flag - Flying High Over Guayaquil!

Ecuador Flag – Flying High Over Guayaquil!

May 24, 2013 – Quito Ecuador

Today Ecuador celebrated its history of independence (1822) from Spain.   A bonus on this full-moon day, crowds gathered to witness the swearing in of Rafael Correa for his third-term as president.  My friends Silvana of tinasca.wordpress.com and Bob of www.pirancafe.com are both in the city of Quito for an event-filled weekend!

Quito at Night

Quito at Night

Tomorrow their attention will wean to a March Against Monsanto.    How great it is that the entire world is collectively standing up against the big M and saying, “Go Home! Your genetically-modified seeds are not welcome here!”   

In honor of Ecuador’s independence, I’ll leave you with images of some of my favorite places in Ecuador.  Enjoy!

Guaranda Ecuador

Guaranda Ecuador

P1580589 CHIMBORAZO guaranda to riobamba

Chimborazo

cuenca iglesia from street

Cuenca Ecuador

Looking up in Cuenca Ecuador rewards one with lovely views!

Looking up in Cuenca Ecuador rewards one with lovely views!

Cuenca Ecuador

Cuenca Ecuador

WHERE IS INGAPIRCA LLAMASSS

Ingapirca

P1590068 cajas park llama sm

Cajas National Park

P1670374 gye botanical gardens trees

Guayaquil Botanical Gardens

P1590971 gye from lighthouse old igleisa

Lighthouse view – Guayaquil

P1590992 gye old church on hill from lighthouse

Guayaquil from the lighthouse!

Otavalo Ecuador  - Do you think she looks forward to going to work?

Otavalo Ecuador – Do you think she looks forward to going to work?

The explosive colors of Otavalo!

The explosive colors of Otavalo!

Hacienda Guachala

Hacienda Guachala

Roses from Ecuador!

Roses from Ecuador!

Quinoa: lovely for the eyes, healthy for the body!

Quinoa: lovely for the eyes, healthy for the body!

Cacao - (Chocolate!)

Cacao – (Chocolate!)

The Maracuya Farm

The Maracuya Farm

Corn Harvest - Jama Ecuador

Corn Harvest – Jama Ecuador

Grand Ceibo in Corn Field / Cruzita

Grand Ceibo in Corn Field / Cruzita

View of Punta Ballena, Ecuador

View of Punta Ballena, Ecuador

See Bob Ramsak’s post and amazing photos here: INAUGURATION Day in Ecuador as Citizens Revolution Continues.

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