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Stories and Tips Galapagos Islands

Tips for your Galapagos Cruise

Written by catsholiday on 10 Sep, 2013

Useful information for a cruise holiday around the GalapagosI thought this might be handy for anyone planning a cruise around the Galapagos islands. The ships vary a lot from pretty big engine powered cruise ships through to the smaller craft including ones like our lovely…Read More


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Days 10 & 11 - Childhood Memories

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

It's amazing how time flies by when you keep yourself busy. Thanks to the incompetence of TAME airlines, I now had an extra day to enjoy the Galapagos before returning to reality and the life of an English teacher. Apart from scuba diving, which I…Read More


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Day 9 - Bare Foot

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

It's a good job today was free of day trips, as for the second time during a short Galapagos vacation, several hours had to be wasted at the offices of TAME, this time to reconfirm my flight. Not doing this can lead to your seat…Read More


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Day 8 - Rotting Flesh

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

One thing noticed during my time on the Galapagos is the ridiculously high living standards people have compared to the mainland, and especially the Ecuadorian sierra where I have been living for the past eight months. It's the norm for sierra inhabitants to have stained, chipped…Read More


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Day 7 - Lonesome George

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

It was nice to finally have a day where I was one dictating the pace and not having to follow any schedules. With the bright morning sun and refreshing breeze blowing through the hotels painless windows, there was no chance of sleeping in. My girlfriend on…Read More


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Day 6 - Screwed

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

During my time in Ecuador I have woken up on many a morning with the taste of rotten egg burps protruding from my mouth, a sure sign that little parasites are waging a war on my stomach. Imagine my surprise when waking up on this fine…Read More


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Day 5 - Battered Body

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

Recent days had seen many early starts, so having to be ready for 5.30am for the day trip to Bartolome island wasn't a problem, and as my eyes had been bulging with excitement all night long, solely on the prospect of seeing the cold water…Read More


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Day 4 - A Million Maggots

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

Today was billed as one of the highlights of any Galapagos trip. After the previous days disappointment, I wasn't holding my breath at the high expectations people were talking about for this. This trip our guide energetically discussed, to the nearby island of Seymour Norte, a…Read More


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Day 3 - Same Old Faces

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

Today was supposed to see the first of our day trips away from Santa Cruz, but late into the night I received a knock at the door and was regrettably informed that it had been cancelled due to engine trouble. Of course I was a little annoyed…Read More


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Day 2 - New Beginning

Written by Shady Ady on 18 Apr, 2007

The heat in the Galapagos is quite unbearable at first, especially having a room without air-conditioning and just a small fan to keep the temperature down. The cheapskate that I am, I wasn't really prepared to pay extra for something that can easily be coped without, and…Read More


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