Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

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Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Hasta luego Galapagos, te amo!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... cocktails, a perfect way to end a really fantastic group tour! The tour had now finished and we were all due to fly back to mainland Ecuador the following morning, but by now I was in love with the place and in no rush to go back, so I changed my flight ...

Galapagos Day 1, Santa Cruz Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 1

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... turquoise.  Stunning. After a great three course lunch, we headed off for the first excursion – a bus ride from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island up into the Highlands to a private park where wild enormous tortoises roam freely.  They ...

Goodbye Galapagos, Santa Cruz Island , Ecuador travel blog

Goodbye Galapagos

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When we were booking our week we wondered if we should do the four, the five or the eight days.  We worried that eight might be too long - what if we didn't like our shipmates or our ship, what if the schedule was too arduous, ...

Bye Bye Deep Blue......sniff, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Bye Bye Deep Blue......sniff

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 333 Temperature : 33 degrees Weather : Hot, hot, hot! On our last night aboard the Deep Blue the passengers sat on the top deck as we sailed back towards Santa Cruz, accompanied by dozens of frigate birds and the odd pelican. When ...

Meet Lard-Ass and happy 36th aboard Amigo!!!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Meet Lard-Ass and happy 36th aboard Amigo!!!

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... to find a boat that could take him across the sea. So he has spent most of his five days in and around the town of Puerto Ayora on Isla Santa Cruz. And now he is complaining about the crap snorkeling in Tortuga Bay, and how they wanted US $200 and his ...

We've Arrived!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

We've Arrived!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... bus to the ferry which would take us to Santa Cruz island, upon where we caught another bus to take us the 40 minutes to Puerto Ayora town. This was all fairly easy since the buses are waiting for the planes to arrive and all the passengers are going to ...

This is my Latin America (aka a year on the road)., Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

This is my Latin America (aka a year on the road).

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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Today it's exactly one year since I left Seattle. And what a year it's been. To be honest I don't know how to best sum it up. A year on the road, a continent to love... Antigua, hammocks, volcanoes, jungle, tarantulas, crazy beautiful mind-blowing ...

And the winner is...., Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

And the winner is....

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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... of the Galapagos trip, I thought it's something that you just have to do if you're already going to be in Ecuador. Luckily, Steve agreed with me, although it obviously hasn't stopped him from complaining about the high costs.  Our ship, ...

It Just Gets Better and Better!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

It Just Gets Better and Better!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... 8230;stunning. We spent several hours there taking photos, swimming and gawping at the scenery, before finally wandering back, to Puerto Ayora for lunch. Unfortunately we both managed to get a bit burnt…despite having factor 50 suncream ...

Tortuga Bay and the Marine Iguanas, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Tortuga Bay and the Marine Iguanas

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 327 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Same, same News Flash. We have extended our return flights by a few days. This now gives us a week after we return from our liveaboard so we can recover and continue enjoying the incredible ...

A world like no other!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

A world like no other!

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... and these individuals are very well versed on the Galapagos. In our discussions with various folks this is the job to have in Ecuador. These guides are well paid, well tipped and live a very good life by Ecadorian standards. Our guide was Juan Carlos ...

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Are you Lonesome tonight? In the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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The alarm went off at 06:30, I slept better than the lady with the noise of fighting and muggings outside and the rave downstairs we hadn't slept that well and we really do need a good nights sleep anyway today we are a little bit excited because we are ...

Sum it up, Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Sum it up

A travel blog entry by janda

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... morning we actually saw a marine turtle digging her nest. We also saw two flamingos. We went on one of our days in Purto Ayora to the Charles Darwin center and saw the huge land turtles, including lonesome George. Lonesome George is the last of his kind. ...

Galapagos islands, Galapagos islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos islands

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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The trip to the galapagos a few weeks ago was definitely one of the highlights of my whole year. I´ve been a bit slow in updating though because I flew back to meet Nick in Argentina and have been busy ever since, so I´m a bit sketchy on some of the ...

Galapagos Day 2, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Galapagos Day 2

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi, So on our first day we visited Santa Fe Island and were thrilled to see so many animals. Sea lions, frigate birds and blue footed boobies, Large Iguanas and small red throated lizards. We had hoped to snorkel here with the sea lions but there was ...

Week 6 in a mad corner of the world.., Galapagos 4, Ecuador travel blog

Week 6 in a mad corner of the world..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... must admit that with the lack of any sort of entertainment here even I was very excited by the thought of one of Ecuador's most famous groups. You can imagine our dissapointment then when 4 teenagers hopped onto the stage and began rapping in Spanish. ...

Off to the Galapagos., Santa Cruz Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Off to the Galapagos.

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... the process ended and everybody survived, no one peed their pants – some of them declared that they will never return to Ecuador, the flight took off and a short 90 minutes later we landed.   I was still freaking out as I worried that ...

Around Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Around Puerto Ayora

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 324 Temperature : 32 degrees Weather : Hot and sunny, rain in the afternoons Galapagos Day Two The alarm went off at 5am. Groan! Unfortunately you have to get up early if you want to see the sunrise. Mark, Kev and headed down to the ...

Surrounded by Sea Lions.., Galapagos, Ecuador travel blog

Surrounded by Sea Lions..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... police station smoking and chatting up teenage girls. They continued to do this, I noticed, last week even when the president of Ecuador was in the process of being ousted by congress and there were major riots in Quito! Stay tuned for the next ...

Week 4 and teaching begins.., Galapagos 3, Ecuador travel blog

Week 4 and teaching begins..

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... the locals..) There are 2 bars in the town; the main one is aptly named "Iguana Rock", though they don't play much else but Ecuador's version of pop and salsa. Gossip is rife on this island and people know what's going on in your life before you do. One ...

Frank's Birthday, South Plaza Island,  Santa Fe Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Frank's Birthday

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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Schedule: South Plaza Island 07:50 Emergency drill 08:15 Dry landing at the jetty for a walk.  You need: sports sandals, camera, sunscreen, water, binoculars 10:30 Back on board to sail for 2 hours Santa Fe Island 14:30 ...

Like No Place on Earth, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Like No Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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A couple weeks ago, I left Cuenca on the afternoon bus to Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city. From there, I planned to arrange a trip to the famous Galapagos Islands where Charles Darwin formed his theory of evolution. Along the way, the bus had to stop at ...

Nearly ending up on a cruise.... by accident, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Nearly ending up on a cruise.... by accident

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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It was another early start for us this morning as the boat back to Santa Cruz from San Cristobal was scheduled for 7am, we had booked the tickets with the lady in the hostel and with our basic Spanish skills we hoped that we had managed to book the right ...

Survival of the fittest!, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Survival of the fittest!

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... hours motoring back to the port on the north side of the island... ...They decided to motor all the way around the island back to Puerto Ayora! Six hours worth of sailing!!! I did not feel good! We finally got back into port at 19:00, much to Alex's ...

Adios Galapagos..., Galapagos 6, Ecuador travel blog

Adios Galapagos...

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... light airplane and one small boat arrive here each day. However, sadly, as of August this year there will be flights from mainland Ecuador. The locals seem quite excited about this, but to me it seems only too likely that some of the beauty of this island ...

Gorgeous Galapagos, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Gorgeous Galapagos

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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We have uploaded a lot of pictures and put stories with them so hopefully you will get the idea of what we did and saw in the Galapagos... It was absolutely amazing and we had so much fun with the rest of our group and our guide, CheChe. The food on the ...

Exotic Animals, Rikishi and 2 mentions of Whores, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Exotic Animals, Rikishi and 2 mentions of Whores

A travel blog entry by steve_sara

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STEVE SAYS... I´m cheap. Anyone who knows me, knows this. For those who don´t, let me expand: 1) I´ve been dating Sara for 6 years and the most expensive gift (birthday, Christmas, just-because) she´s ever received from me was 2 seasons of ...

Changing country....., Puerto Ayuora, Galapogos Islands, Ecuador travel blog

Changing country.....

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... the locals to be first bused to a ferry where we saw, pelicans and seals and then onto a bus terminal just outside the main town "Puerto Ayuora". Finally in the back of a pickup to a hotel. With our the first room you see is always the best we thought ...

Making it to the amazing Galapagos Islands!!!, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

Making it to the amazing Galapagos Islands!!!

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... to the ferry which crossed the small canal between Baltra and Santa Cruz. Here we hopped on a bus for $2 to take us the 40km to Puerto Ayora. In no time we found a nice hostel offering a double room with air con (feeling the heat much more coming from the ...

The Last of His Kind, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador travel blog

The Last of His Kind

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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DOMINIQUE HERE: Day : 326 Temperature : Weather : Sunny with Rainy Showers A very short blog today. We went to the Charles Darwin Centre to visit Solitary George and the giant tortoises. After yet another start at 5.30am for the sunrise we once again ...

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