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 ECUADORIAN CULTURE
Culture is all around you in Ecuador. In Quito it's in the naif paintings made by the indigenas from Tigua which they sell to tourists - bright and detailed miniature scenes of village festivals, llamas and snow-capped volcanoes. It's in the weavings of the people of Otavalo , which they sell on street corners. It's in the baroque churches of the Old Town incorporating Inca motifs, built by artisans under the guidance of Spanish masters. It's in stark, roadside murals warning of the dangers of drug abuse, in modern public sculptures in intersections, in statues of past political and literary figures. Culture is in the cut of a poncho or a strain of Andean pipe music floating on the air.
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