Chasing butterflies July 5th 2008 A visit to the cloud forest of Mindo always promises to be fun - unfortunately I spent the first day throwing up unable to eat or drink anything but undeterred we set off walking in search of the mariposaria that was ´just up the road´.
It turned out to be a four kilometre walk which is not much fun whilst feling very ill and sans water. Mindo is really beautiful and a wonderful contrast to ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Mindo 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