Amazon in Ecuador - Well Sort Of April 4th 2011 I am pretty sure it's in the rules that if you come to South America then you have to visit the Amazon. I hope it's OK if you visit the Amazon Basin rather than the actual river. I suspect, though, that the real requirement is that you get yourself onto the water, stay in the jungle for a few days, see some of the birds and other animals and get acquainted with a few of the insects. Anyway, if tha ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » Cuyabeno Reserve 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
We try to post about once a week talking about where we have been, impressions we have gained and some photos. Our aim is to keep a record of our travels that will sustain us as the memories fade. We also want to keep those at home, and anyone else around, as informed as they wish to be.
We have been on the move now since late 2008 and plan to continue for a while yet. A pair of old-ish Australians who plan to see the places we have missed in the past before the backs, hips and knees make it all too hard. We intend to be on the road, sea or in the air for as long as it takes. We have to ... full info