Category Archives: Ecuador/Galapagos

Getting Ready for Ecuador!

February 17, 2013 Two weeks ago I got my Yellow Fever, Hepatitis “A” shots and Typhoid pills.  Next Thursday I start my anti-malarial pills until the trip is over and then nine more days. Jean and the neighbor, Carole, have … Continue reading

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On the Road Again….

Less that 24 hours until I lift off for Ecuador.  I leave at 9:25 tomorrow morning and arrive in Quito at 10:30 pm after a five-hour layoff in Miami.  I have an early Sunday morning flight on Aerogal Airlines to … Continue reading

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I Spent My First Night in Ecuador with Ingrid!

It’s true.  I met 27-year-old Ingrid at the new Quito airport which is an hour and a half from town.  I had already planned on staying at the airport because I had a 6:40am flight to the Galapagos and I … Continue reading

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Day Four of Cruise in Galapagos

We’ve been without an internet signal since leaving Puerto Ayora Sunday evening about 5pm.  RIght now, I’m sitting about 50′ for the beach at Beto’s Bar with an Equadorian Pilsner.  We have about an hour before we are due back … Continue reading

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The Galapagos Cruise Begins

I arrived last Sunday in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.  After checking into my hotel, I headed out to find a last-minute cruise.          This is the Guantanamera.  It carries 16 passengers but on this trip there will be just … Continue reading

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The Galapagos Cruise Continues

Everyone gets along very well.  Most of the passengers have traveled extensively.  Enie (pronounce onya like Sonya without the “S”) is a artillery officer in the Irish Army.  She’s on a one year leave and has been to India, Miramar, … Continue reading

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Galapagos Cruise Days 5-6

Everyday we see new things.  Today we moved to Elizabeth Bay also on Isabela Island.  I think we stop at five or six places around Isabela Island during this cruise.  We took a dingy ride into the mangroves to look … Continue reading

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