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After a Rainy Night  

After a Rainy Night

My first morning back in Banos I was greeted by a snowcapped volcano! Amazing that Mama Tungurahua is still oozing steam from the crater (to the right) even while she is covered with ice and snow!
My Birthday Extravaganza!!

February 25th 2011
It all started in Banos, on my actual birthday, February 15th. Since Facebook publishes birthdates, I received bday greetings and wishes from dozens of friends (some I hadn't heard from in years and years) and even from a few acquaintances I barely know! Many thanks to all of you for thinking of me on my special day. As always, I spent time thinking about my mother on the day she gave birth to me. ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Galápagos » Isabela Island » Puerto Villamil

Ecuadorian Flag 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
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