Diary for my Ecuador Trip with GVI

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Week in Quito

Its been an interesting and fun week in Quito,All the  group have  finally arrived and all really nice and we are having a laugh. After the  initial problems of  getting of the Altitude – which will always  cause  some  issues  which you  just have to get used too. Quito is a huge city that  is  nestled in a  valley surrounded by mountains and old volcanoes and is about nine and a half to ten thousand feet above sea level.

Today we went up the Teleferico which  is a  cable car that  takes you  12 and a half  thousand feet up a volcano and  you get amazing views and can do some fantastic walks. I spotted a  few  different birds, butterflies and  lots of lovely flowers and plants.

In the afternoon 11  of us went to the Equator Museum  Real one as with with the  use of gps they discovered the monument  was actually about 500 meters  away from Equator. At the Equator we learnt all about  how the sun and the earth forces act  on the Equator and Yes water  does flow either clockwise or anti clockwise depending where you are it is  no myth, we did many other fun tests and also  learnt  about the culture etc of Indigenous people.


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Where I will be based

The Capital is Quito, I will be based a 15-minute canoe ride from the
tiny community of Mondaña (A) and working in the Yachana Reserve and the
neighbouring community of Puerto Rico.

If  I  mention places use  this  map  to  find them if possible

Ecuador Trip Spring/Summer 2011 Prologue

The saying goes that that life begins at 40,  Well for me it is at 39 and a half. Why Ecuador I hear you ask, all through my life I have always be enthralled and in awe when watching documentaries or are looking at photographs involving the Rainforest, Even more so since I became involved with my local Wildlife Trust and took up Nature Photography/Entomology on the verge of Geekdom. Yes Ecuador it is a bit out of the norm for a trip and living/working/learning in the Rainforest will be a challenge and take me out of my comfort zone, But it will help my knowledge and expertise grow and I will also grow and come back as a new person.

Please note that due to my location I may not have much access to the Internet, I will be writing a daily blog but will only be able to upload it and photographs when I have Internet access. So please bear to me and subscribe to my blog then you will be informed when there are any updates.

I decided to  write  a blog to keep family, friends and colleagues up-to-date of my experience Also I will be interacting through my blog with Children from Red Lane Primary. If anyone else learns or decides to get involved because of this blog that would be fantastic. Once  back I have plans to develop other nature themed and informative blogs.

But for now I will leave you with a few final thoughts. (more…)