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Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Loja, Ecuador.

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Vilcabamba, a quiet little pueblo three hours south of Cuenca, has a reputation for fostering old age in its residents.

The valley in which the town is located is nicknamed “The Valley of Longevity” and studies have been done to try and determine the reasons behind the residents’ ability to live such long lives (100+ years).

Findings cite the usual: a healthy diet, mineral-rich water, and exercise.

Read more on David's blog.

Written by  David Lee.

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