Category Archives: Ecuador/Galapagos

Galapagos Cruise Days 7-8

As promised, sunset at the equator on Friday, March 1 This was about 6:30 Friday evening as we were headed north around the northern end of Isabela Island. Saturday began with a 6:15 snorkel near the boat.  I saw my … Continue reading

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A few walks around Puerto Ayora

Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island is the most populated town in the Galapagos.  I believe the population is around 20,000.  I believe the entire Galapagos population is about 80,000.  In 2011 they had 140,000 tourists and last year the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Rainforest!

I spent the last five days in the rainforest.  Late yesterday, March 12, I flew to Cuenca but I’ll pick up the story last Friday when I left for the rainforest. I flew from Quito to Coca where I was … Continue reading

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Sani Lodge Day 2

Javier had a long day planned for us on Saturday.  Breakfast at 5:30 and then it was off on a five-mile hike. First they bailed out the boat before putting the seats back in.  Then we paddled to our starting … Continue reading

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Sani Lodge Days 3-4

On Sunday, another team was going to the parrot lick but our group wasn’t.  This was something I wanted to see so I switched groups for the day.  Our guide was Fredy.  The trip to the parrot lick took about … Continue reading

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Cuenca, Ecuador

I’ve enjoyed my two full days here in Cuenca.  It has been listed as the most inexpensive place in the world to retire.  The thought crossed my mine when I read that but it crossed it pretty fast and was … Continue reading

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This Little Piggy Went to Market in Otavalo and Cotacachi

It was a 35 minute flight from Cuenca to Quito.  It took two hours and $27 by cab from the airport to the north bus terminal in Quito.  From there it took two hours and $2.20 from Quito to Otavalo.  … Continue reading

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