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... seem to be open all day everyday. Really yummy dark chocolate shops, up to 80% cocoa in their chocolate, YUM!! Ecuador is known for its 100% organic cocoa beans. Lesley and I had an interesting experience at the beautician, speaking Spanish would definitely have helped. Dane was unwell in Quito so we had an early dinner then bed.
Good night sleep ready for our adventure to the Amazon ...
... we decided to venture out the other way this time, and check out New town. We had originally wanted to go see some of the museums in the area but apparently everything is closed on Mondays, so we didn't get to check much out. New town is pretty nice though, and more similar to cities like Vancouver or Edmonton's downtown area. We enjoyed the new scenery and grabbed some lunch before heading back to the hostel to pack and get ready for moving on to our next location - ...
... Relaxed for 2 hours while we cruised to Isla Santa Fe. Dingy ride to the islands again, wet landing amongst the seals on beach. Saw more land iguanas, a marine iguana, a Galapagus snake and 100 year old cactus. Returned to boat then got ready for snorkling around the bay where we were anchored. Saw seals very close up, turtles and fish but water was not very clear. Dinner, talk, off to bed. Seven hours sailing tonight and the first couple will be rough so not looking forward to ...
Woke up at around 9am and headed straight out to Mariscal Foch where most of the tour agencies were....a lot of them weren't opened yet though. First stop was Scuba Galápagos - the woman was really nice and friendly and suggested I did a 4 night cruise and then arranged for scuba trips from land. Third stop was Sangay Touring, met Robin Slater who was so helpful and gave me a range of 4 options and his honest opinion on each option based ...
... for a night flight as you can get out to visit the loo without disturbing anyone. My duty free turned up a few minutes later. great service!!
I was then plied with champagne whilst the cattle loaded. This is the life for me!!
After take - off, who cares if it was on time or late, it doesn't matter in Business Class, I chose my meal over a Kir Royale, had a vodka and coke and ...
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