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]
Date: January 12th 2012
I was told this entry was not detailed enough for 8 days. So here is the more detailed version.
Day 1I arrived at the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz sleep deprived and irritable. However the minute I stepped off the bus and walked towards the water my mood lifted. I stood at the harbour wall looking down into the clear water below. I could see the rocks resting about 2metr ... read more