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“Not a must see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Wall of Tears

The Wall of Tears
Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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“Not a must see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Walk to the Wall of Tears was nice. But otherwise I didn't need to see the site. We saw some turtles along the road during our walk.

Visited August 2012
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“get there on a bike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Wall not so attractive in it-self, however very nice ride along beaches with some wildlife en route.
Renting bicycles is easy but beware of flat tyres ...

Visited August 2012
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“Bike ride was worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We biked (I think the only way to get there unless you walk) to the Walll of Tears. Five flats (amount 26 tires) from a local thorny groundcover. The ride itself was hilly and sandy - so it takes some balance - and walking your bike. The wall is an impressive monument to man's inhumanity to man - a tower of stone under an unrelenting sun.

Visited June 2012
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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“did not really understand the object”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

well, some report it as "sad history" etc. - i honestly did not get what is so special about this object to put on visit list. it´s neither majestic (did you hear about Belomorkanal just to compare what IS penal labor?) nor i have much of pitty for criminals, working in pacific island with more than gentle climate.
the wall, of course, can make sweep any civil engineer - owful construction, shame for those that been building it and supervising the construction.
the road to it, btw, is much more interesting. take short visits to every object along the route.

Visited June 2012
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“wall of tears”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

very sad story behind this wall, good little hike to it. 150 steps to the very top. gorgeous view from the top.

Visited June 2012
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