ECUADOR - Galapagos Islands, 17th - 26th April 11th 2009 Whilst in Ecuador we took the opportunity to take a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Nothing prepared us for the amazing wildlife, both in terms of its diversity and proximity. Of the 13 islands that make up the archipelago we stayed on one of the largest islands Santa Cruz in Puerto Ayora from where we took day trips to the surrounding islands.
On our flight over to the Galapagos islands we got ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Santa Cruz Island 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