Monthly Archives: February 2012

Visit to the Equator, where strange things happen.

Today, our guide Paul took us to the famed monument on the Equator, a place where locals call it “Middle of the Earth”. We first visited a small museum dedicated to the Equator where we experienced few “mysterious” effects of … Continue reading

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Farewell to Galapagos

On our last day in Galapagos we got a quick tour of some attractions in the highlands, accompanied by Maria Elena, a local guide. We visited a farm in the highlands where giant tortoises come and go to feed and … Continue reading

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Visiting with iguanas and a high-five from a blue footed booby.

On our third day in Puerto Ayora we took another boat trip this time to Isla Isabela. We departed at 7 am in a perfect weather for navigation. The sea was calm and no clouds in the sky. As we … Continue reading

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Trip to Isla Isabela

Here are some trophies of today’s picture hunt:) The awesome variety of wildlife is just astounding and one feels presence of Nature at work for eons… There is something truly primordial about this place inviting contemplation of Life…

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Isla Santa Cruz and Floreana

We landed in Galapagos yesterday at about 10 am local time after 1hr and 40 min flight from Guayaquil. The islands are about 600 miles west of the mainland Ecuador and one hour ahead. It’s hot and humid, big difference … Continue reading

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Llamas, volcanoes and Papallacta hot springs.

We finally arrived late in Quito last night at about 11 pm. Our guide Paul was waiting for us and took us to hacienda Rumi Loma on the outskirts of Quito where we spent the night. After a very comfortable … Continue reading

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We are off to South America again!

Analia and I are excited to be traveling again to South America. This time our itinerary will take us to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands and later Analia will travel solo to Peru for a convention. Getting up this morning at an … Continue reading

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