Galapagos! October 31st 2009 A trip to the Galapagos Islands was always one of the big drawcards for Jen and I choosing to travel in South America. Renowned for world-class wildlife viewing, their variety of animals and of course as the origin of Darwin's theory of evolution the Galapagos Islands were always going to be an exciting destination for us science nerds!
We arrived on the islands by plane from Quito, with the f ... read more
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