A week in the Galapagos Islands March 8th 2012 We have just got back to mainland Ecuador after spending just over a week in the Galapagos. Its a pretty amazing place with wildlife everywhere, as you would expect.
We first flew into San Cristobal island, where we spent the majority of our week. We organised a taxi to take us to some of the sites around the island. First stop was El Junco, a lake at the top of a volcano. It was a bit of a mi ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » San Cristóbal 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