Residencial Espana

Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hostel
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Galavanting around the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana

... would have taken a whole day in 2 bumpy boat rides (total $60-70), since you cant go direct to San Cristobal and instead have to go back via Santa Cruz. Instead of this, I decided to take an inter-island 6-seater flight, which thanks to the introduction of a second airline 2 months ago, now only costs $80 and at 45mins is a much more reasonable option than flying. Unfortunately, I had some mix-ups booking my flight online with Emetebe (one of the airlines), and I ended ...


A travel blog entry by coppercord


We got up early and walked to the Darwin Research Center to see the world waking up. We saw many of the common animals of the area and watched Mockingbirds snatch moths out bushes.

After breakfast, we visited the Highlands with our guide Daniella. Our first stop was to hike around two large craters, Los Gemelos, created by gas bubbles that burst a long, long time ago. Then we went to a family farm where ...

Galápagos - Day 8/9

A travel blog entry by blake.tom

Day 8

Our final day is little more than a boat tour around one of the islets where we see boobies, fridge birds, a hawk and red-billed tropic birds. But this formality only lasted for a short time before breakfast and then we sailed to Baltra Island where we were dropped off. We said our goodbyes to the crew at the yacht and then half the guests and guide at the airport before making our way to Santa Cruz island as ...

The Galápagos Affaire - A Short Play

A travel blog entry by tomandlotus


... hunt for fish, turtles and sharks. TURTLE: Come and find me if you can! I will just hide under this rock until everyone has left...even those two die hard, TOM AND LOTUS snorkeling until the very end...once everyone had gone back to the beach... SPOTTED SEA SNAKE: Oh no!! They spotted me! I'm spotted, and easy to spot! Back on the boat the crew allow all onboard to jump off into the deep blue water. COCKTAIL TALK LOTUS: (Relieved after Tom had established they had paid the same as ...

Galápagos - Day 3

A travel blog entry by blake.tom


... we notice all the different lava formations that have occurred at different stages in the eruption process, such as lava tubes and 'Hornitos' which look like lava toilets! The flow known as 'pahoehoe' is used to describe the lava flow and surface character on the island. It conveys the shapes the lava takes as it flows fairly slowly, hardening into fans, swirls and protrusions of roughly rope-shaped strands. The lava flow is so recent, the rock so ...


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