Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi
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Latacunga
Latacunga

Bridge entry into town from the highway

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mural showing the Mama Negra character in the annual Festival

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mural depicting the Ashunguero character in the annual Festival

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Angel de la Estrella (Star Angel)

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Fireworks tower in front of the church

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

El Rey Morro (Moorish King)

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Ashanguaro with his alter

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Father dressed as a Camisona (colorful transvestite) painting the face of his little ashunguero-in-training son.

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mama Negra himself

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga

Mama Negra himself

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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
Mama Negra Festival, Latacunga
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 Latacunga
Latacunga

Main square

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Quilaota Loop landscape
Quilaota Loop landscape
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Quilatoa Lake
Quilatoa Lake
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Quilaota Loop paramo
Quilaota Loop paramo
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Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
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Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house
Quilatoa Loop - Juan's house

Jaun with guinea pigs underfoot

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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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 Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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 Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market

Buying guinea pigs (not a pet)

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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Saquisili Market
Saquisili Market
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Tigua painting
Tigua painting
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Tigua Studio
Tigua Studio
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Baños
Baños

Religious procession

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Baños
Baños

Highway of Waterfalls

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Baños
Baños

Manto de la Novia Waterfall

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Baños
Baños

Melcocha - sticky taffy being softened in the doorway of the shop

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Baños
Baños

Sugar cane stalls

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 Riobamba Cathedral
Riobamba Cathedral
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Riobamba
Riobamba

Train station

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La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

Chuck, Buzz, Maureen and Vicki boarding the train in Alausi

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La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

Along the switchback

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La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo
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La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

The original profile of the Nariz (left) and today (right)

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La Nariz del  Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo

You used to be able to ride on the roof of the train (photo by J. Mendozová)

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La Nariz del Diablo
La Nariz del Diablo
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