Month: April 2007

Ecuador to focus efforts on protecting Galapagos Islands

(04/25/2007) By Johanna Jainchill Ecuador will evaluate the implementation of measures aimed at protecting the Galapagos Islands from all activities deemed “non-sustainable”, including limiting tourism arrivals to the archipelago, according to a decision made by a meeting of various government agencies in Quito.“We are fully committed to continuing to preserve the heritage of the Galapagos…

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Istiklal Avenue – Istanbul Turkey

It’s 2007.  This is my 2nd visit to the amazing city of Istanbul. I figure this is the time I’ll get to check out “that street” I wondered about since my first visit in 2005. I’ve learned “that street” is called İstiklâl Caddesi, or Independence Avenue, and located in the district of Istanbul known as Beyoğlu. (To me, Beyoğlu translates from Turkish to English as…”fun…

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