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Galapagos Honeymoon

Another day in Pahrahdyze . . . Galapagos Islands

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A toast to the newlyweds
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Courtney Hsieh
Home. Missing Galapagos. Dreaming of the next return.
Check out that smile!
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Courtney Hsieh
Quito is not open on Monday's. Don't even try to see a museum. I'm sure there was something to see, but we didn't find it.
Galapagos tidepool
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Courtney Hsieh
Darwin Center. Lonesome George. I think I just read something somewhere that said Lonesome George is no longer lonesome. There were eggs in his nest or something like that! Yay George! It …
Lunchtime?
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Courtney Hsieh
Espanola is for lovers! At least for that Galapagos symbol of love. The ever graceful albotross. Have you ever seen an albatross land? There could be reels of blooper footage focused on this one …
Lunchtime!
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Courtney Hsieh
Santa Cruz. I remember Santa Cruz from an earlier trip that I had taken here with my family. I remember flaming drinks and dancing. Lots of dancing. Lots of Cuba Libres. This was not the Santa Cruz I …
Documenting the trip
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Courtney Hsieh
Neil Armstrong said that Bartolome is the closest to the moon that he's seen on earth. Well, Bartolome is the closest thing to heaven that I've seen on earth. Something about the colors and the hot …
Bye Letty and Flamingo, sniff
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Courtney Hsieh
This morning began as usual, awoken by eighties music and the familiar voice of our guide, Ivan. "Good Morning! Welcome to another day in Pharadyze . . . Galapagos Islands. Breakfast will be …
Blue Foot
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Courtney Hsieh
North Seymour. The island where you "see more." This dry, dusty, windy island is home to the land iguana and bands of frigatebirds. Oh, and the dancing blue-footed boobies, too. …
Red Foot
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Courtney Hsieh
Genovesa island, home of the red-footed booby. A panga ride away from our long and arduous, sleepless night. Spirits were low at breakfast, but quickly rose as we faced a land of which we had never …
The calm before the storm
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Courtney Hsieh
I wish you could have seen all the smiling faces climbing off of the AeroGal plane. Each of us beamed, and then we got into line and secretly tried to catch a glimpse at the stickers we were given …
Baltra airport
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Courtney Hsieh
Did you know that Quito is cold in June? We sure didn't. The sun goes down early, too! We paid six dollars for a cab from the airport to our hotel, Mansion de Angel. Saturday night, and the new …

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