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Author: Tren Ecuador

Building the world’s “most challenging” railroad

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[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Archer Harman and his brother John, the engineers who ventured out to Ecuador to complete the railway that would be known as the most “difficult engineering feat in the world”, reached remote Ecuador by mere coincidence.   It purportedly came down to an impromptu...

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The train: Eloy Alfaro’s great project

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[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The railroad was the common denominator that linked both sides of the most important conflict in Ecuador’s Republican history: the no-holds barred rivalry between Liberals and Conservatives, which more often than not turned into civil war.   The railway was first propelled into existence...

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Semana Santa in Quito

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[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The holiest week in the Catholic calendar will soon be underway in Quito. It’s a very special time. Hundreds of events take place in churches, squares and communities both in the centre of Quito and its surrounding parishes. It’s a time of...

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Green Guayaquil

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As you arrive in Guayaquil, the tropics take over… Guayaquil greets you forcefully with gusts of heavy air. It’s hot and humid here, all year long. And the defining feature, the true monument of Ecuador’s largest city, has long been the spectacular tropical nature that...

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The Devil’s Nose: A devilishly good combination of drama, beauty and community

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[vc_row row_type="row" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] “Welcome to the most difficult railway in the world,” exclaims our guide, Paúl López, soon after we board. It’s a dramatic welcome to the journey, and not really tourist hyperbole: Ecuador’s railway really was one of the most difficult feats of engineering...

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