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Pretty flowers πŸ’ #orchids #guyaquil #leigh365 #airportlife #wanderlust

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Anaconda πŸ‘€ apparently about 5 meters long πŸ‘€ just an afternoon sunbathe. This one didn’t want none either. #anaconda #amazon #cuyabenowildlifereserve #cuyabenoriver #leigh365

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Sunset in the amazon. #cuyabenowildlifereserve #cuyabenolodge #lagunagrande #leigh365 #nofilter #wanderlust

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Day of the dead in Ecuador

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Day of the Dead in Ecuador is known as DΓ­a de los difuntos. On November 2nd, All Souls Day is celebrated in Ecuador and over the Andean region, with unique manifestations of religious cultures. Throughout the country people visit the memorial parks to honor their departed. Indigenous communities massively visit cemeteries keeping an old pagan tradition of taking along the favorite food dishes to share with their loved ones by their graves.
They eat quietly and slowly in a solemn ceremony, sharing food among the families. Some of them circulate around the cemetery exchanging foods. They give food as a reward for those who pray for their departed.
The ancient belief is that the soul visits its relatives during these days and should have plenty of food to be fed and be able to continue further on its journey to the afterlife. The typical food for All Souls Day is "guaguas de pan”, (pronounced wa wa de pan)  accompanied by a beverage called "colada morada". These foods have …

DΓ­a de los muertos en Ecuador. Guaguas de pan rellenas de mermelada. Baby bread filled with jam for day of the dead #leigh365 #diadelosmuertos #guaguadepan

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