-Their president is Rafael Correa
Currency: The official currency for Ecuador is the U.S. dollar
National Anthem: "Salve, Oh Patria"
Yellow: sunshine, grain, mineral wealth
Blue: sky, sea, rivers
Red: blood of patriots spilled in struggle for freedom and justice
The country of Ecuador also includes the Galapagos Islands, the Cotopaxi Volcano (active), and the Chimborazo Volcano.
Natural Resources: Petroleum, fish, timber, hydro power
Natural Disasters: floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides
Old Town: This center of the city is full of street vendors and gives you a good look into the daily life of an Ecuadorian citizen.
Lagoon: Between two beaches is a beautiful lagoon that is the perfect place to see marvelous wading birds in such a peaceful environment.
Hominy is dried yellow or white corn kernels and the hull and germ have been removed.
Some of their seafood includes bullet tuna, golden croaker, greenjack mackerel, grouper, jack mackerel, mahi mahi, oilfish, pacific mackerel, pacific moonfish, ribbonfish, sardine, skipjack, and swordfish.
Another aspect of Ecuadorian cuisine is beef and other types of meat.
Sights to See
Inca Ruins of Ingapirca
These historical ruins would be an excellent way for people to learn about the roots of Ecuador.
This gondola that goes above the city of Quito would be such a cool way to get a whole new point of view.
This museum would really allow for students to get a good sense of Ecuadorian history and culture