The Galápagos save the best to last – Isabela

Isabela is the largest of the populated islands in the Galápagos with the fewest people. It is about 10 years behind Santa Cruz in terms of tourist infrastructure and remains unspoiled. It has rugged beaches and wildlife galore with flamingos, sea lions, blue footed boobies, pelicans and giant tortoises all key residents of the island … More The Galápagos save the best to last – Isabela

The Galápagos Islands Part 2: San Cristóbal; snorkelling, secret surfing and attempted murder by sea lion

As I mentioned previously,  (The Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz; giant tortoises, iguanas and getting older) if you’re not on a cruise, the way to get to San Cristóbal and Isabela from Santa Cruz is by speedboat taxi, a journey which for either destination takes two hours. If you were imagining a tranquil float across the … More The Galápagos Islands Part 2: San Cristóbal; snorkelling, secret surfing and attempted murder by sea lion

The Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz; giant tortoises, iguanas and getting older

The Galápagos Islands Part 2: San Cristóbal; snorkelling, secret surfing and attempted murder by sea lionThink of every positive adjective you can. Got them? Times them by 1000 and that explains the Galapágos. Blog over. Alternatively get yourselves a glass of wine or if it is pre 9.30am better make it a coffee, there are … More The Galápagos Islands – Santa Cruz; giant tortoises, iguanas and getting older

Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation

Time for a new country, we arrived at the Ecuadorian border at 2am, not something that would have been safe a few years ago but it was a smooth transition with a police presence to deter potential robbers and kidnappers. Our first destination was Cuenca, an old colonial city that is now a UNESCO heritage … More Entering Ecuador – beer, hat purchases and chocolate deprivation