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Ecuador Travels from the Amazon to Galapagos

Quito, a trip to Sacha Lodge in the Amazon, and a 5-day Galapagos Island cruise. I was amazed at the incredible variety in environment and landscape I found in such a tiny country. And the wildlife did NOT disappoint!

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tackling the Amazon
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Jodi Teeple
The wake up call was a sad event today, but I was up with my suitcase packed and ready for the porter. And then it was off to explore Bachas Beach on Santa Cruz. Here we walked past a salt lagoon …
commom potoo on a palm
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Jodi Teeple
Guess what? It is 6:45AM again! To the Charles Darwin Station we all head after breakfast. It is somewhat strange to be in a small town after only having life on the ship for the past few days. …
So sad, leaving La Selva
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Jodi Teeple
Another 6:45AM wakeup call. The voice that comes over the intercom system was so pleasant to almost be annoying! "I am sorry to wake you from your pleasant dreams but it is 6:45 and breakfast …
Priss explains her flight technique to us
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Jodi Teeple
Up at 6:45AM. Compared to my last few days, this is sleeping in!! Today we took the 'Volcano Rock' walk which covered terrain a bit more rugged than I'd planned on. Wearing my favorite pair of …
Fruit & Veggie Art de jour
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Jodi Teeple
I don't know if I got any sleep last night, but the wake up call was sounding and I knew it was only a matter of minutes before Luis would be waiting for me in the foyer. He took me to the airport …
Just hopping by
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Jodi Teeple
After repeating the entry process of boat rides and a short flight, I returned to Quito. Luis was waiting for me (of course!) and we were off for a quick tour of the city. Historical sites hold my …
mighty white hunter
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Jodi Teeple
Since the rain had decided to settle in for the morning, we were unable to visit the Macaw salt lick (the beautiful parrots evidentially don't arrive when it is raining) and so explored La Selva's …
A popular leaf - a butterfly on each side
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Jodi Teeple
Today was especially special as we made our way down the river to Mr. Silverio's home. He is an indigenous man - quiet, humble, and very knowledgeable about his surroundings and their challenges. …
Polka Dots - Amazon Style
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Jodi Teeple
My daily routine is going to look like this: 6:00 - 6:30 AM Wake Up and eat Breakfast 7:00 - 7:30 AM Depart for the Day's 1st Adventure 12:30 PM Lunch! 3:00 - 4:00 PM Afternoon …
Our guide, Jorge, demonstrates his frog belly rub technique
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Jodi Teeple
I awoke early and enjoyed a delightful breakfast in the hotel restaurant! Brownie the bunny (their resident pet) kept me company in the small courtyard as birds came and went, and left their song in …
In the Amazon, ants are everywhere!
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Jodi Teeple
I've learned that one doesn't get anywhere fast when leaving from Missoula, Montana but problems with flight connections almost sidetracked my tour before it had a chance to begin. "Plan extra …

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