The Galapagos Islands May 8th 2011 Our transport to the airport was the hostel owners beaten up old shagin’ wagon. Didn’t feel the safest of rides, especially as we knew he was up until 3am at least, drinking and then took us to the airport at 6am. But like all our uncertain journeys, somehow we make it.
Check-in at the airport was quite intense, not only were there security checks like normal procedure but you have to pay ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Puerto Ayora 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 plan to blog our trip & would like to invite you all into the no doubt crazy and turbulent 2 year journey ahead ! It has already been a rocky road before we have even left, but since when has a broken arm in 4 places and pending operation ever stopped me! Also extremely pleased to report mums good progress with her treatment which enables us to go. Therefore....
our route is as follows:
9-14 February - 5 day's in New York for Tony's birthday
1 March - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the almighty Rio Carnival
10 March - Ilha Grande, Brazil
12 March - Paraty, Brazil
15 March -... full info