By: Kennadi Foster
Population: 15.2 million Capital City: Quito
National Laungauge: Spanish Currency: Same money as USA
Two neighboring Countries: Peru, Columbia
Map of Ecuador
La Compañía, Quito: This is the church of the Society of Jesus.
Cotopaxi: The second highest mountain in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897.
Baños: A small city of Baños lies at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua.
precio de huevo: “the price of an egg” Meaning: It is cheap.
Achachay: “brrrr” Means: It's cold.
¡Anda que te divierta un burro!: Meaning: a some what proper way of telling someone to “get lost!”
Food and Drinks
Ubiquitous: deep-fried pastries stuffed with meat or potatoes
Many types of fruit: Most common are bananas, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples.
Beverages: Most common drink is fresh juices made with papaya, pineapple, mango, maracuyá (passion fruit).
Climate and Geography
~Most obvious seasons is "dry and wet". Wet season (winter) and Dry season (Summer).
~Ecuador lies directly on the equator, so the entire country has 12 hours of direct daylight 365 days a year.
~Has one of the worlds largest active volcanos.
Dance In Ecuador
In the video below Ecuador people are doing a style of dance called "Sanjuanito". This dance is one of the most tradtional form of dancing in Ecuador. When I watched these people dancing this dance I thought it was a little unusal. Its kind of a boring dance to watch, Ecuardorianos probably love to watch it though and dance it because its an important dance to there country. But it does look like its fun to perform it!