--- Menu --- Blog Traveler Stories News Travel Tips Responsible Travel Our Office Author Margalit Ziv • For the record, Natan wanted to take the ferry boat to Uruguay (1 hr). Maggie wanted to see the famous Sunday Market in San Telmo. So we ended up in San Telmo’s market – a flea … Author Carol Libey After a hugh continental breakfast, we loaded onto one of the dive boats and headed off into the ocean. A series of squalls had been scuddung through the coastal region so the water was a bit choppy. … Author Brigitta Ouellette After having spent several days wandering the different barrios within Buenos Aires, we´ve come accross some neat part-time job opportunities:
1- Dog walker.
Pros -You get your … Author Jayne Hope Bob and I had been making plans for over a year. Finally the day arrived for our departure. Neither of us had been away from family, friends and province for this length of time. We were excited and … Author Margalit Ziv • San Telmo Plaza Dorrego – sat down for coffee and watched the 2 couples that were dancing Tango for tips.
• Natan stayed to sip his coffee and watch the dancers, while Maggie … Author Jacqueline Ball -During the rainy season leave enough time between trips so you don't miss your next trip adventure due to weather related travel delays.
-Ecuador uses American currency. Getting change is tough! … Author Carol Libey We are off on our first adventure to the Mayan ruins Xunantunich and Cahal Pech close to the Guatamala border. It was a beautiful trip through the Mayan Mts. on the Hummingbird Highway, We drove … Author Brigitta Ouellette The Subte; an underground train with the ability to move people rapidly... all under the city´s belly. Now using the subway is a regular affair for Sue... however, for Serge and I not so … Author Margalit Ziv • Train ride to Tigre, a beautiful town about an hour outside BA. We walked for an hours along the river, visited the fabulous open market and embarked on an hour boat ride in the delta. Good to … Author Jacqueline Ball The bad news: After 17 hours of air flights and airport transfers I arrived in Quito, but my luggage did not. Drat!
The good news: Quito-based Ecuadorian Adventure Life Manager Betty Jaramillo … Author Carol Libey We flew into Miami a day early in order to make connections with the noon flight to Belize City on the Fifth. Miami Int. was in it's usual state of organized chaos but as soon as we boarded the A.A. … Author Margalit Ziv • Free 2 hours guided tour of the Recoleta Cemetery, including Eva Peron’s crypt. Left the tour half way through, got the idea.
• It started to rain so we stopped for coffee at a … Author Jacqueline Ball And the wildlife -WOW! I am not a morning person, and yet I set the alarm for 6 am daily and in 10 minutes I was the first passenger up on deck. I couldn't wait to see our new mooring! (We sailed … Author Brigitta Ouellette Okay... now I expected a big city... a busy city.... but this place is huge and it doesn´t sleep. It´s in constant movement. Giant masses of people moving about in anything motorized... … Author Margalit Ziv • Free 2 ½ hours guided walking tour of downtown and the old city (www.BAfreetour.com)
• Visited Metropolitana Cathedral on our own – watched the guard change inside, next to … Author Jacqueline Ball I have wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands since I was a little girl. I knew I wanted to spend the maximum amount of time in the islands that my budget would allow on a small boat with few … Author Brigitta Ouellette So the ground hog saw his shadow... Great.. just wonderful. Did it have to be this year? Checking the weather networks and sure enough we are getting some. So, rather than wait for the weather... we … Author Margalit Ziv • None of the 3 ATM at the BA airport working. Exchanged some dollars for pesos at an outraged rate of 3.02, while the rate in town was 3.44-3.50 pesos to the dollar. Very bad first … Author Jacqueline Ball Yeah. . . I could have hung out in the hammock on our wonderful lanai all day painting and bird watching. . .but I roused myself to
-Go out at night in the motorized canoe to spotlight for caiman, … Author Margalit Ziv • Uneventful flight SFO-IDO (Washington D.C.). United changed our seats assignment, Maggie was pissed.
• In IDO, ordered Pizza at Subway, took it to Gordon Bierch to eat with beer. Both … Author Jacqueline Ball Kapawi Lodge was the first ecotourism lodge in Ecuador. When we told Ecuadorians we were going to Kapawi Lodge they gave us a second-and approving-- look. It is famous in their country because it …