June 10 ECUADOR The Amazon -Shangrila Lodge June 3rd 2010 We left Banos and headed for the Amazon jungle! At Tena we stayed at the Shangrila Lodge, which was perched high up -giving us great views over the rainforest. Our rooms were not used in a few days and when some of the girls pulled back the sheets one found a TRANTULA SPIDER in her bed, another found a SCORPION!! The screams were so loud it would put Tarzan to shame... We trekked through the ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » Tena 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
Welcome to Daragh's Travel Blog! Hi - I am from Ireland and I decided to take a break from the ¨Rat Race¨and go see the World. Not that I haven´t travelled before. I have already been to over 24 countries and took a year off in 1997-1998 to see Asia, Australia and New Zealand. But every now and then we get the ¨traveller bug¨ and it´s time get the backpack on again and hit the road...
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in ... full info