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    Do you want to know new countries. ? You are very welcome to visit my country Ecuador. On this BBC article posted below you have one guide about our land . Ah don´t forget to come with your new HP webos smartphone and tablet you will get after Feb 9.

    We can have a good touristic time and make a review of the devices together and upload the video on youtube to post on precentral forums I am near from Baños ( number 4 in the below list) now We can go for rafting, cannoying and many other great adventures.

    Suggest to read the article on this link: BBC - Travel - Ecuador’s top 10 volcanic experiences : Adventure, Ecuador

    Ecuador’s top 10 volcanic experiences
    Ecuador has far more than its fair share of geothermal unrest. But it is the wealth of volcanoes – on both the mainland and out in the offshore Galápagos Islands – that make the country what it is: dramatic, fiery and full of explosive adventures.

    1. Get close to Quito's local rumbler
    The only capital city threatened by an active volcano, Quito goes about its business despite Volcán Pichincha grumbling on its doorstep. Board the telefériqo, a slick sky tram that glides up the volcano's haunches to 4,100m, for spectacular views. The fit and acclimatised can add on the three-hour hike to 4,680m Rucu Pichincha, one of the volcano's lofty pinnacles.

    2. Climb Cotopaxi
    The perfect volcano, ice-cream-cone Cotopaxi is also a challenging (though not technical) ascent. It is breathtakingly high (5,897m), very chilly and steep to the point of inducing vertigo, but a successful conquest - on a clear day, at least - reveals the wealth of Ecuador's volcanic bounty in one sweeping panorama. Stay at the refuge at 4,800m and set off at midnight to make your bid for the summit. Prior acclimatisation is vital.

    3. Visit San Salvador Island's lava fields
    The landing site of Puerto Egas, on San Salvador in the Galápagos, looks black and hostile, age-old lava crusted into shallow pools, caves and geological swirls. But it is full of life: mounds of marine iguanas bask and snort, their black skin camouflaging with the landscape, while fur seals play in the pools and vivid Sally Lightfoot crabs add a splash of colour.

    4. Dip in the hot springs at Baños
    Volcán Tungurahua is a bit of pest, regularly spewing and causing trouble for the locals below. But it is also a boon, providing jungle-frontier-town Baños with steaming thermal pools, choc-full of allegedly health-giving minerals, as well as local Bañenos taking their regular dips. Visit one of the cheap public bathhouses for a muscle soothe and a cultural insight.

    5. Peer into Quilotoa crater lake
    According to locals, this pea-green pool, tucked away in the deeper reaches of Cotopaxi province, has no bottom - which is easy to believe when you peer down from the lookout. Walk the crater rim trail (six hours) or descend to the lake itself to hire a canoe for a few hours paddling across the mouth of a volcano.

    6. Summit active Isabela Island
    The largest of the volcanic Galápagos Islands, Isabela is not short of thermal rumblings. Take the 8km trail from Santo Tomás up the steep sides of gurgling Volcán Sierra Negra to see steaming fumaroles and a few of Darwin's famed finches.

    7. Shop in the shadow of Imbabura
    The shopping mall of the Andes, Otavalo's traditional Saturday market is the place for retail therapy, all under the watchful eye of looming Volcán Imbabura. Good buys here include ponchos, alpaca-wool rugs and tagua-nut jewellery.

    8. Roam the highlands of Santa Cruz
    Head up into the leafy interior of Santa Cruz, the main island of the Galápagos, to explore a land of extinct craters dotted with lumbering giant tortoises and vermillion flycatchers, and inch into the eerie darkness of kilometre-long lava tubes.

    9. Bike down Chimborazo
    At 6310m, Volcán Chimborazo is the highest peak in Ecuador. So do not just climb up it - mountain-bike down it! Drive up to the refuge on its flanks and then freewheel down, looking out for grazing vicuña as you go.

    10. Chug through the Avenue of the Volcanoes - maybe...
    The appeal of the train ride from Riobamba to Sibambe is two-fold: first, you get to trundle past the many mighty peaks of the Avenue of the Volcanoes; second, you can thrill at the twisty descent down the Devil's Nose, a 765m sheer cliff somehow conquered by a masterstroke of engineering - though this masterstroke closed for repairs in early 2010, hopefully to reopen (for the brave) very soon.

    Have a nice trip.
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    When's the best time to visit?
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    Depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. I think the best weather for most of the country is mid to late August, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    When's the best time to visit?
    Quote Originally Posted by groovy View Post
    Depends on where you want to go and what you want to do. I think the best weather for most of the country is mid to late August, isn't it?
    For the Volcano region Summer July to Sept.
    For our Pacific coast region from January to April
    For our Amazon region any time.
    For to visit the Galápagos Islands, any time.
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    Can you text me your weather? Thanks.

    (Here it is: 17 F, 35mph winds, snowing)

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    I see pandas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    Can you text me your weather? Thanks.

    (Here it is: 17 F, 35mph winds, snowing)
    Don't have Weather Channel app installed?

    70 F, 6mph SE winds, Mostly Cloudy in Quito currently per that app...
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    Lol, I meant literally sending his tropical weather to me, it's effing nasty here.

    No app for that, is there?

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    I see pandas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    Lol, I meant literally sending his tropical weather to me, it's effing nasty here.

    No app for that, is there?
    Sadly no. That is still in development by the team who plan to allow punches over standard TCP/IP - and YES I stole that idea from a tagline here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceAlbert View Post
    Can you text me your weather? Thanks.

    (Here it is: 17 F, 35mph winds, snowing)

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums
    You are at -12.22 Celsius that is very cold for us Brrr and have not snow here, never.


    We have different weathers according to the region:

    Pacific Coast: Cities at the border: 26 C maximum 24 minimum (78.8 F /75.2F)
    Inland cities. 29C maximum 24 C minimum (84.2 F/75.2F )

    Los Andes Mountains Cities: 22 C (71.6F) and at night 10 C (50F)taking our Capital city Quito as reference.

    Amazon Region: 22 C max 16 C min (71.6F/60.8F)
    Galápagos Islands: 30 C maximum 23 C minimum (86F/73.4F)

    A general Ecuador weather appreciation by the BBC, on this link:
    BBC - Weather Centre - World Weather - Country Guides - Ecuador

    I found this easy conversion site
    Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion calculator
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    Why do I get the impression akitayo just got a job at the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovy View Post
    Why do I get the impression akitayo just got a job at the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism?
    I really would like to have that job.

    It is just a way to invite you to visit my country.
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    I'd rather go to Egypt, its looking pretty nice and very fast wifi I hear.
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    We have a lot free wi fi hotspots in the malls

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