Day 84 - Born of Fire: The Galapagos Islands Day 1 June 14th 2010 The 7 of us in the hotel (Chris and myself, an older couple from York - Sue and Keith, Erica and Rachel from the USA and Mark from Switzerland) flew to San Cristobal this morning, 620 miles away, to meet our naturalist guide (Hanzel) who took us to our home for the next 7 nights - a 79 foot GAP adventures yacht.
The archipelago is comprised of 13 major islands (each at least 10 square km in area ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » San Cristóbal 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