Goodbye Ecuador September 29th 2005 It's been a very intensive couple of weeks. I’ve done 10 days of Spanish classes, interspersed with two weekend trips.
The Spanish has been hard work and very enjoyable. Unfortunately for you, dear reader it doesn't make for interesting travellers tales. I speak quite good French (I lived in France for a year) and this has both helped and hindered my Spanish. Compared with French, Spanish is si ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito 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
I started writing this during a six month sabbatical in 2005/6, where I explored the world in search of adventure and professional IT certification (...yes really!)
Periodic updates from other vacations to follow...
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