Galivanting in the Galapagos July 2nd 2007 Well I'm back now from the Galapagos. Of course I had a nice time and saw lots of amazing animals, birds and fish at close quarters. Its true what they say that the animals here really aren't afraid of humans. The scenery too was very spectacular and very desolate since all the islands are made entirely from volcanic activity. Huge lava flows and strange cactus trees grimly hanging on were the ord ... 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'm from Scotland, currently living in the lovely city of Edinburgh.
My blogging started in South America (5 months) with a bit of Alaska (1 month), then a 2.5 month cycle trip around the North Sea and up to Narvik in Norway.
Since then, Kilimanjaro, Everest 3 passes, and a few other smaller trips in Scotland. Most recently i've returned to Peru for one more hike (the one that almost killed me).... full info