Misahualli and Banos November 2nd 2007 Since leaving Quito, we´ve travelled into the Amazon jungle and have now moved to Banos, a town with thermal springs that sits at the foot of an active Volcano. Ecuador has proven to be a really pleasant surprise - I came out here with few expectations but the scenary is stunning - we´ve travelled through high mountain passes, steep forested gorges, past waterfalls, and through parts of the amaz ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Baños 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
This summer I will be walking most of the E2 trail, which goes from the North coast of Holland through to Nice on the south coast of France - all 1500 miles of it. Occassionally, I will be posting some blogs to let people know what I'm up to (mostly walking, eating and sleeping I suspect) and how I'm getting on.
I'm also trying to raise shed loads of cash for charity, so for more info visit www.justgiving.com/matthewmellor ... full info