South America » Ecuador » Galápagos 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
Here's the plan: I leave September 1st, go down to San Diego, cross that border, and then I'm in Mexico! I'll go down Mexico to Central America, go through all the countries there, then into South America. I want to make it to Rio di Janero in Brazil by Carnival, to meet some very good friends. We'll see what kinds of adventures I have...
Well, now I'm back. I finally did make it to Rio, ten months later. I had the most amazing and unexpected adventures in between, during, and after. In the end, I went to 16 countries, and traveled for 13 months. It feels good to be ... full info