I'll see you in paradise... March 24th 2011 Up early today. Time for our trip to the Amazon, or at least the basin. Previously we had intended to catch a bus to Lago Agrio, an oil mining town in the east of Ecuador. It's also the jumping off point for the Cuyabeno tours – Cuyabeno being the reserve forming part of Ecuador's Amazon basin area. Again, we caught a plane instead. We were getting soft, it's true, but the tho ... read more
South America » Ecuador » East » Cuyabeno Reserve 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