The Galapagos Experience April 8th 2009 Friday 03.04.09
Last night I went out with the group in the hostel in Quito as it their last night there as well - many were going into the jungle for 5-10 weeks environmental project. They were a lively group. We went to a restaurtant where you could eat and drink as much as you like for $12 - this included cocktails. I wasn´t very hungry as I ate at lunchtime. I tried out a few cocktails (marg ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Santa Cruz Island 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