Now I will stand on the rain in the corner... March 18th 2011 A lot of the time, coming into a new city, it makes sense to use a cab, at least on your first day. Generally you've just come off a long bus trip, or a plane, and the expense is worth it. In Quito we did just that. The driver seemed to know where the street was, so off we went. Helpfully, someone in Quito, probably a public servant, had changed the numbering system. The street was there, but ... read more
South America » Ecuador » North » Quito » Historical Center 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
Welcome to Coles’ New World - the amazingly imaginative titled account of the Coles’ trip to...the New World. And the Old World. And a bit of Asia.
If, like us, you’ve read any other travel blogs, you’ll know that we’re supposed to “quit our jobs!!!” and “all our friends told us we were crazy!!” and “my mom was crying and saying we’d have our faces sewn onto a soccerball in Mexico..”
Well, not for Aussies. Not uncommon, actually (although we’re not doing the year in the UK thing). Klaire’s a lawyer, so will get a new job no dramas (probably her old one back), I... full info