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Goodbye Ecuador

Saturday 31/12/04 Guayaquil is a facinating city. I spend four hours walking along the Malecon, a 3.5 kilometre concrete seafront promenade, artistically designed by a team of Oxford University landscape artists. Attractions include a Yacht Club, several monuments of local … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Nose Switchback

Ecuador, 2005. We have to be at the station by 6 am to claim the best seats on a special tourist train journey to the Devil’s Nose, and there is a fierce scramble for them.  Five of us climb onto the … Continue reading

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Chimboraozo Mountain – Pudding Topped with Snow

Ecuador 4. We are granted a lie-in on our first day at Misahualii (800ft above sea level), but I get up early to spot birds – plenty of calls, tantalising in the dense foliage. After breakfast Diego takes us on … Continue reading

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A Shrunken Head and Sexy Volcanoes

14/12/2004. Ecuador 2. After an early rise we trudge up a mountain path through the tropical forest and I stop to record my first Tanager and Toucan. There are birds everywhere and I’m so excited I don’t know where to look … Continue reading

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Humming Birds, so Tiny

Oh the joys of technology! At last I have unearthed some pictures of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands from the depths of my portable hard drive. Come back with me to 2004, and enjoy the experience! It is Sunday 12th December, … Continue reading

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