Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador

From the Galapagos Islands World Heritage inscription: Situated in the Pacific some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called a unique ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galápagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. Ongoing …

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City of Quito

City of Quito UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ecuador

From the City of Quito World Heritage inscription: Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco …

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Life on Easter Island

After spending most of yesterday fretting about my money situation, I got that resolved and managed to go see a few of the maoi that were within walking distance. There is a lot I have to say about this place and I’m going to save most of it for video, but suffice it to say …

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Life on Easter Island: The Most Isolated Human Settlement on Earth

Early inhabitants living on Easter Island left behind clues.

A Chilean territory with volcanoes, subtropical vegetation, and a surprising history, Easter Island is a fascinating place to explore. Tourism is the island’s largest source of income, and it largely sustains the livelihoods of those people living on Easter Island permanently—indigenous locals are called Rapa Nui.  Where is Easter Island located?  Latitude: S 27.14295Longitude: W …

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