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On September 15th we headed off to The Galápagos Islands, Ecuador to celebrate our upcoming 30th Anniversary -- which is officially on October 1, 2013. Now we can't say that these islands were anywhere on our "bucket list" before moving to Ecuador, but they quickly made that "list" after we arrived. And now -- check!
The volcanic Galápagos …
After a seriously longgggg journey in transit between Medellin and Puerto Ayora in the Galápagos Islands I had arrived to Galapagos Best Home Stay Hostel! Kevin the American owner welcomed us with a sign and a detailed tour of Puerto Ayora! What a gorgeous little town, Kevin outlined the things to do and places to see while we were here. …
Most flights to the Galapagos Islands start in Quito and make a stop at Guayaquil before heading to Baltra airport, which is the most central airport, on an island just north of the most populated island, Santa Cruz. One thing I would recommend is that you get to the airport with more time to spare than we left as …
I really haven't got much to say about today as I felt so sad as it was going to be my last day here.
One thing I had to do was get my laundry done as nothing drys here. It is quite humid and I can tell you that my beach towel has not once dried in the 2 weeks I have been here. I took my stuff down to the Lavenderia and was told to come …
Jess and I had been sensible last night and got to bed before midnight sober. We had arranged to meet down by Rene's office and then head to the beach, weather permitting.
When I woke up the sun was shining, hooray, not seen much of it to be honest. I met Jess and we went off and had a coffee first before heading to the small beach by the …
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
We enjoyed having a kitchen equipped with everything we needed, including some oil, coffee, sugar, and even a few spices, and all the filtered water we wanted. The beds and bedding were comfortable and the rooms are clean. The showers are nice and hot. The rooms have airconditioners with remotes. The hostal is owned and run by an American/Ecuadorian couple. Kevin, gives a free tour of the town upon your arrival, with a run down of all the good places to go and eat at. We tried all of Kevin's recommendations and he was spot on. The hostal is not by the water but close enough and the taxis are only $1.00 anywhere within Puerta Ayora. Beer is always available for purchase, there is WIFi and computers to use, but the internet is very slow. There are internet cafes in town however, and that is what we used to download all of our pictures. There are also small groceries stores just around the corner and down the street. If you decide you want to go ahead a take a cruise, they will refund your money if you leave early. A good location, we were very happy with the entire experience.
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