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From Guayaquil to Quito: Three Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives

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Leona S. Martin

Susquehanna University
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Countless nineteenth-century international travelers climbed the hazardous Inca trail that led from the coastal city of Guayaquil up into the Andean highlands and then on to Ecuador’s capital city of Quito. Scientific exploration, mountain climbing, cultural and economic expansion, diplomacy, and evangelism were but a few of their callings. From tropical jungles to the magnificent “Monarch of the Andes,” Mount Chimborazo, the terrain they crossed was an ultimate challenge to their physical and mental fortitude. At the same time, it afforded them contact with unparalleled human and natural diversity.

 

How to Cite: Martin, L.S., (2007). From Guayaquil to Quito: Three Nineteenth-Century Travel Narratives. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies. 15(1), pp.141–152. DOI: http://doi.org/10.23870/32
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Published on 01 Jan 2007.
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