Around half the world in 24 hours: Amsterdam to Quito October 30th 2013 My alarm wakes me up at half past three, one hour and a half after I went to bed. As usual my planning has been a disaster. The travelgear I ordered on the internet wouldn't have arrived before today if I wouldn't have picked it up myself yesterday, my bank cards seemed to have arrived just in time but they still had to be activated by taking out money at an ATM in Holland (only then I rea ... 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
I'm Nelly, 27 and I´ve started my trip around the world in August 2013. I've chosen to make the most of this by creating a project with the aim to make a difference, eventhough it may be small.
I'll try to do that by volunteering as a fifth year medical student and qualified TEFL-teacher in well-chosen projects in South-America, Asia and Africa, and involving people in the Netherlands, Europe and the rest of the world by writing stories with my experiences, trying to inform people of what life is like in other parts of the world, to raise awareness and hopefully inspire them to mak... full info