"World Largest Banana Exporter"
Population: 15.74 Million
Official Language: Spanish
Currency: US Dollars
Neighboring Countries: Peru and Columbia
Galapagos Islands: Small archipelago of volcanic islands, draw many to this spot. Have to be accompanied by a park guide.
San Fransisco Church: Construction began in 1550, which included a winged virgin by Legarda. This has turned into one of Latin Americas most visited tourist site.
Atavalo Market: You cant visit Ecuador without visiting this attraction. Many artisans hand craft stones, wood, jewelry and woven clothes are just some of the items offered.
- ando chiro/arrancado – I’m broke
- achachay – “brrrr” exclamation of cold
- arrarray – exclamation when something is too hot (ouch!)
Popular Foods or Drinks
Arroz con Pollo: Rice and Chicken
Cuy: Guinea Pig
Geography and Climate
Mountainous. There are the central Cordillia and the western Cordillia. Throughout the mountains, run rivers flowing all the way to the Amazon or the Pacific ocean. A voyage through the land, you would find many volcanoes, of which many are still active ( home to Cotopaxi, the largest, active volcano in the world.) Ecuador offers a large rang of natural formations and climates, from the desert-like southern coast, to the snow peaked mountain caps of the Andes mountains, to the plains of the Amazon. The temperature is always mild to warm, with January through April being extremely rainy.
Police in Ecuador are being analyzed, after allegedly beating a Monturfar student, on video. Police have been accused of abusing a student, for reasons that have not been stated. The president of Ecuador has been informed, and is taking immediate action, by making the staff list who they saw.