Quito December 7th 2015 Having splashed the cash (after looking at a number of different options) to fly to Quito from Cusco we thought it would be a nice and simple. We were a little wrong. After getting up early, for a change, we got a taxi straight down to the airport for 5:30am. We were due to be in Quito for lunch time after a couple of hours waiting for our connection in Lima. When we checked our bags the woman cas ... 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
So. We're actually doing it! We're packing away our lives as an accountant and teacher in our lovely house in Bristol in favour of a tent, two backpacks and six months in The Americas. Most importantly, we'll be saying goodbye to our beloved rabbits, Bert and Ringo! Flights are booked for 12th August... then it's first stop, Grand Teton National Park, followed by Yellowstone. For closet geography nerd Tom, seeing Old Faithful has been an ambition for a long time... and I just can't wait to get exploring!
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