The Galapagos Experience (continued) April 10th 2009 Sunday 5.04.09
´Rough night on choppy seas, the boat rolled a lot but Iwas so tired I had no trouble sleeping. The engine was cut about 2:00 am and anchor dropped but there was quite a swell so the boat continued to roll. We had breakfast at 7:00 after which we went across to Español Island where we trekked for an hour and a half - saw different species of iguanas, sea lions, lizzards and a wid ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito 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
Retired Headteacher of a London school, who, since the autumn of 2007 has travelled the countries of S. America - with the exception of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana). The first trip began in September 2007 and covered Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru; it ended in mid December with two of those months spent in Brazil and Argentina - the two largest countries. The second trip (March 1 - April 17 2009) was shorter - seven weeks- starting in Venezuela and continuing into Colombia and Ecuador, including the Galapagos Islands.
Though I had an outline ... full info