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Beautiful Garden in Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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Another beautiful day in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. This area is known as the "valley of longevity" as the local population is known to live a very long time. These days, this area has attracted a large number of foreigners looking to live in this peaceful setting. Photo taken in the garden of Rendez Vous Guesthouse, our home for a week in Vilcabamba.

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