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Ruler of the Galapagos Sea  
   

Ruler of the Galapagos Sea

Chilled Iguanas, All-knowing Tortoises, Rascal Seals, and Rich Geriatric British Tourists

August 19th 2007
On the moment the plane touched down on the strange new terrain with funky-looking cactuses everywhere, one British voice blurted out: “By golly! We’ve landed on the moon!” - and we knew this was not going to be no ordinary place. According to Darwin (who also developed his theory of evolution on the islands), because the islands were never connected with the mainland, any plants or animals ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos

Ecuadorian Flag 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
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