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Galapagos

Ecuador and the Galapagos

June 24th 2008
We had a fantastic two weeks in Ecuador, spending several days in and around Quito, and also venturing into the Amazon jungle. The undoubted highlight, however, was our seven nights sailing round the Galapagos. We woke early each morning, typically for a pre-breakfast stroll round one of the islands - an opportunity to practically rub noses with the sea-lions, iguanas and boobies! After breakf ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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