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The cooler air temperatur e from June through S eptember attracts whales and dolphins to the waters off the coast. I n an odd anomaly , it ’s actually much sunnier during the rainy season, with a pattern of sunny mornings and early afternoons, followed b y distinct and heavy sho wers or storms in the late afternoons. The dr y season is often characteriz ed by dense and heavy o vercast skies that feel as if they want to let loose, but nev er do. In Quito and the highlands, the weather is coolest J une through September (the dry season), but it’s only a fe w degrees colder than during the rest of the year.

S everal other colonial and colonial-esque buildings dot the historic city , including the district Supreme Court. In Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, fire wiped out most of the old colonial buildings, and today modern high-rises coexist with tin-roof slums, though poverty is not laid as bare as in other urban areas of Latin America. Though not as elaborate as the str uctures in Peru, some Inca ruins are still visible today in E cuador. The principal I nca site her e is Ingapirca, near C uenca.

Stuart (U niversity of N ew M exico P ress, 2007), a fictionaliz ed account of the author’s anthropological and human rights work in the country during the 1970s. For natural-histor y and wildlife buffs, my all-time fav orite book is Tropical Nature, b y A drian F orsyth and K en (Touchstone Books, 1987). Miyata This is a liv ely collection of tales and adventures by two neotropical biologists; a lot of their r esearch was carried out in Ecuador. The best all-purpose field guide for those visiting the countr y is D avid L.

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