Ecuador

Come down to Ecuador to enjoy the beautiful country

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10 Things to Bring

1. Flashlight
Ecuador doesn't have a lot of street lights and its really dark at night.

2. Binoculars
Cameras are not available and Its really expensive to buy memory.

3. Hats
Since Ecuador is close to the equator, it gets really sunny.

4. Heavy jacket
The weather can change from hot, to rainy, to cold in a day or two. So you always want to be prepared.

5. Bathing suit

When the weathers nice, you can go swimming.

6. Hiking shoes

In Ecuador they have a lot of mountains to go hiking and climbing on.

7. Tents

If you would like to go camping or on long hikes, you would want to set up your tent for shelter.

8. Food
If you don't like their food, or if you have allergies, you would need to bring a snack to chew on. This would most likely not happen though. Ecuador has many restaurants every where. So there is bound to be something you can eat.

9. Medication
They don't have a lot pharmacies, so if you need an inhaler or something specific, we advise that you bring it.

10. Sunglasses and Sunscreen

When you go to the beach, it will be very hot.

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10 Things To Do in Ecuador

  1. Cuenca and Panama hats
    Panama hats are from Ecuador. Thousands of these hats were exported by the Ecuadorian government for the toiling workers. Prices range from US$15-$20 for a standard hat to more than $200 for the famous superfinos, which should last a lifetime

  2. Fiestas
    Ecuador has fiestas every month, so whenever you visit there's an excuse to party.

  3. Cruise the Galapagos Islands
    Tour the historic islands where Charles Darwin developed his theories of evolutions

  4. Straddle the Equator in Quito
    Visiting the Equator, known in Ecuador as the Mitad del Mundo is as easy as a few bus rides, or a faster but costlier taxi ride.

  5. Downhill Mountain Biking on Cotopaxi Volcano
    If you’re not ready to climb 5,897 meter Cotopaxi, go downhill mountain biking down it instead!

  6. Shop at Otavalo Market
    The Otavalo Market, located about a 3-hour bus ride north of Quito, is South America’s largest marketplace. Here you would be almost able to find anything you wanted.

  7. Learn to Surf in Montanita
    Montanita has long been a popular surf spot. In recent years, it has undergone
    a construction boom as Ecuadorians and expats hope to get in on the increasing number of tourists visiting this small Pacific pueblo.

  8. Walk Cuenca’s Historic City Center
    Filled with dozens of churches, and one monumental cathedral, Cuenca is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site due to the preservation of its historic buildings.

  9. Trek the Quilotoa Loop
    The highlight for many is a view of the picturesque Laguna Quilotoa, a crater lake which also offers stunning views of nearby volcanoes on clear days. One of the best sights to see while you're in Ecuador! It's a must see!

  10. Explore the Amazon Jungle
    Get up close and personal with the exotic wildlife only found in the rainforest, and learn about the indigenous people who call the region home.

5 Famous People of the Country:

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1. Christian Benitez

He played Dwayne in Whip It, which was directed by Drew Barrymore. He received additional recognition for his role in Elmo Saves Christmas
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2. Mike Judge

Creator of the legendary Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill animated TV series.
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3. Diego Serrano

Suave actor who starred as Tomas Rivera in the soap opera, Another World and Diego Guttierez in the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
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4. Antonio Valencia

Ecuadorian winger who joined Manchester United in 2009 after spending time with Villarreal and Wigan Athletic; became a member of the Ecuadorian national team in 2005
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5. Carlo Alban

He played Dwayne in Whip It, which was directed by Drew Barrymore. He received additional recognition for his role in Elmo Saves Christmas.
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Ecuadors Flag

This right here is Ecuadors flag. The colors represent all of Equador its self. The yellow represents crops and soil for the farming in Ecuador. The blue represents all of the oceans and the clear skies. The red represents blood from our heroes who died for freedom for their country. Also the design in the middle is called "Coat of Arms". The Eagle on the design symbolizes greatness, power, and strength. The shield has the highest mountain in Ecuador on it.

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Festival in Ecuador

Culture of Ecuador

Majority of Ecuadors people is mestizo, the other 10% is European descent. Regionalism is the most destructive force that continues to ravage over Ecuador. Families form in at least two ways, Civil Marriage or Free Union. The same rights and duties apply as any other family. Women are responsible for the care of children, and the men have taken a completely inactive role. Men have been starting to change though. They are starting to do more housework and become slightly involved with children. Ecuadorians mostly speak spanish and some Amerindian languages such as Kichwa. There has been a lot of history for music in Ecuador. There is a lot of Latin music and music festivals are very common.
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Government of Ecuador

The country of Ecuador has a really good government. The head and chief of the government is president Rafael Correa. This government has many foreign relationships with other countries. Ecuador is also a member of the United Nations Republic. On November 29th 2007, the Ecuadorian Assembly dismissed congress on charges of Coorruption. Ecuador has a multi-party system with numerous partys. The partys must work with eachother to form governments. Like any other countries/states when elected president they stay in this position for 4 years. The current president Rafael Correa has been president since Janurary 15th 2007. Ecuador's political parties have been really small. Justices of the Supreme Court are elected by the sitting members of the current court as it is. Electing more Justices help Ecuador more by having the best possible for deciding decisions.

History of Ecuador

History & Timeline of Ecuador

1535 Spanish conquistadors overthrew the Incan Empire and Ecuador came under the rule of Spain. In the 1700s Spain combined with Ecuador territories into one large colony.The Viceroyalty consisted of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda participated in major political events. In 1810 there was the Overthrow of the king of Spain by Napoleon. In 1810 The territories of the Viceroyalty of New Granada set up their own independent governments. In 1822 Spanish rule in Ecuador ended after the defeat of the Spaniards in the battle of Pichincha. In 1830 Ecuador became an independent country. Later in 1859 Charles Darwin published his book Origin of Species after studying a variety of plant and animal life on the Galapagos Islands, which belong to Ecuador. In 1861 Gabreial Garcia Moreno became president. Then in 1875 Gabreial Garcia Moreno was assassinated. In 1963 Military rule. Later in 1966 End to the military rule. In 1972 Velasco was overthrown by military leaders. In 1972 General Guillermo Rodriguez Lara took power. Lastly in 1979 Ecuador began electing government officials again.

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Economy of Ecuador

Ecuador is based mostly on oil, bananas, shrimp, and gold. In 2002, oil counted for 40% of export earnings. Ecuador is the worlds largest exporter of bananas. Ecuador's industry is largely oriented to servicing the domestic market. The type of currency to use in Ecuador is US dollars.

Ecuadors Banana Exports

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Current Events in Ecuador

A current event that's going on right now in Ecuador Is citizens are protesting for freedom of expression. Another problem that recently happened is there was a forest fire. Also a volcano called the Tungurahua volcano is forcing voluntary evacuations. The last important news is Correa highlighted Ecuadorian education.

Forest Fire in Ecuador

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