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Mother-Daughter trip to Galapagos and Ecuador

Galapagos Multisport and a family vacation with Betty, our Ecuador coordinator!

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Julia Kocubinski
Today we had to say goodbye to Quito, Ecuador and Betty, our most wonderful host. I just hope that I will be able to return someday to see all the parts of the country I had missed!
Relax with a good book
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Julia Kocubinski
After a very relaxing morning at Bellavista (I finally finished my book in the hammock!), we came back to Quito. A friend of Betty's came to pick us up and we spent the evening with Betty and her …
On the Equator in Quito
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Julia Kocubinski
Today we drove to Bellavista with a stop at the middle of the world monument. Unfortunately the museum was closed but we took some fun pictures on the equator before heading into the cloudforest. …
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Julia Kocubinski
Today we went to the market where we spent way too much money on gifts for our family, friends, and of course, ourselves. It was very fun to barter with the people in the market, and to see all the …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we woke and met our guide Gustavo and headed to north towards Otavalo. He took us to the mitad del mundo on the way. We also went to several smaller towns, each with its own specialty. …
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Julia Kocubinski
After breakfast, we all drove up the canyon towards the jungle. We rode a cable car across the incredibly high gorge over a waterfall, then hiked down to another waterfall. It was raining again, but …
Quilotoa Crater Lake in Ecuador
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke this morning to a delicious home-cooked meal and then went to view the Quilotoa Volcano and Lagoon. The water was a crazy blue color, and perfectly reflected the surrounding mountains. We …
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Julia Kocubinski
Betty and her husband picked us up this morning with their kids for our weekend away with the family. Mateo and Maria Paula were awfully shy, and wouldn’t speak to us for the first hour or so, …
Halloween in Quito
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Julia Kocubinski
Our last morning in the Galapagos, but unfortunately, we didn’t have much time to do anything. We headed across the island where we caught the short ferry to Baltra, then our bus to the …
Playing a charango at the local market in Otavalo, Ecuador
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we got on a fast boat to take us the two hours to Santa Cruz Island and Puerto Ayora. Even with the Dramamine and sitting in the fresh air, I managed to get a little sick, but I made it. …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we loaded up in a van to head up towards Sierra Negra volcano, where we met our pack of horses. It was pouring this down rain and the trail was incredibly muddy, but the horses …
I want to be an iguana!
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Julia Kocubinski
We woke early this morning to catch our little 12-seater flight to Isabela. After we landed we headed to our hotel and then off to get our bikes for our next adventure. Unfortunately, this was the …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we set off on a boat for a full day of snorkeling. What a fun day! I was glad that we had the day before to get used to snorkeling, because we had a lot of snorkeling to do today. Our …
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Julia Kocubinski
We drove for almost an hour this morning to get to Galapaguero where we got to view our first giant tortoises! They are really incredible. Slow as you can imagine, but also really fascinating …
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Julia Kocubinski
This morning we woke and had a delicious breakfast at the hotel. We walked around our hotel, just a few blocks – enough to stretch our legs after a long day of flying. We met Nancy and Scott on …
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Julia Kocubinski
After flying all day – we have finally arrived into Quito! Betty was waiting with a smile for us at the airport exit and her husband Marcelo drove us to the Eugenia, our home for many of our …

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