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111 hours by bus!

We have covered a lot of distance in the last 4 months, most of it by bus. Starting at the equator, and criss crossing the Andes all the way down to Buenos Aires is a long way to go. I thought it might be interesting to work out just how long we have been sat […]

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Galapagos Samba Cruise

8 days on the fantastic Samba, sailing from island to island will be hard to put into words. It will be even harder to whittle down the 2000 odd photos to a manageable “best of” for Flickr. But here goes… Nearly everyday of the trip started with breakfast at 7am, followed by a landing on […]

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Galapagos Update

Unfortunately the Internet connection here is too slow to upload any of our photos from the last few days. And tomorrow we head off on our 8 day cruise around the different islands of the Galapagos, so it might be a while before the blog gets any more updates! Since the last entry we have […]

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Galapagos – Tortuga Bay

We flew into Baltra Island on Wednesday, then took a short bus ride, followed by a short ferry crossing, followed by a slightly longer bus ride, before ending up in Puerto Ayora in the early afternoon. The rest of the day was spent down at the port side watching the frigate birds soar, and the […]

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My New Office…

Friedi and i are flying out to the Galapagos Islands tomorrow where we will be staying on land for a week, and on a boat for a week. I’m guessing that Internet access will be sketchy on the island and non existent on the boat, so today i thought i would catch up with emails, […]

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Guayaquil

Just spent the day wandering along the newly redeveloped riverside (Malacon) of Guayaquil. The pleasant river breeze almost helped us to forget how hot it is here, and we had a very peaceful day feeding fish and watching birds. Apparently Guayaquil used to be a place to void due to the high crime rate, but […]

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Banos and Riobamba Photos

Just arrived in Guayaquil, after a 6 hour bus ride down the Andes. The city is roasting hot (and apparently this is a cold snap!). We plan to spend the next few days here and then fly out to the Galapagos on Wednesday. Here are the photos from the last few days.

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Riobamba

There have been no updates for the last few days, as we have been without wireless internet and have both been a little poorly. The 2nd half of the Banos week saw us take on the Pastaza river rapids… and lose. An unfortunate capsize in the middle of a raging river left us a little […]

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Quito round up

A post from Friedi adding a few extra thoughts to our Quito experience. We left Quito a few days ago and are now in Baños. There are a few things about Quito that add to my liking of it. I enjoyed the randomness of this city: there are a lot of small stalls where people […]

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Banos – Horse riding up a volcano

The bus ride from Quito to Banos took 4 hours, took us along cliff edges at frightening speed, had the bus driver closing the curtains for what we presume were the dodgy areas, and found us taking on reportedly one of the most dangerous bus stations in South America! Thank goodness that Banos is such […]

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