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Hiking Galapagos - A Walk through time

The words \"Adventure Life\" certainly described this hiking tour of Galapagos. Adventures were had from day 1 through the final return. WHAT FUN!! The animals, people and country was amazing...

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San Cristobal Sea Lions
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Tamra Ortega
Well today was our final day in Ecuador. We decided not to do too much as we have to leave for the airport at 1:30pm, three hours before our flight. We spent the time packing and repacking and …
Sally Lightfoot crab - San Cristobal
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Tamra Ortega
Day two of Otavalo, started badly..no breakfast for me…I was getting a tinge of Montezuma’s revenge, or maybe Quechua’s revenge as we are in Ecuador. I accidentally forgot to …
Shrunken head instructions - Quito day 1
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Tamra Ortega
Today we were starting our two day trip to Otavalo and surrounding towns. Many of the towns and villages nearby are famous for their own particular crafts. Cotacachi is the main place for Ecuadorian …
The Virgin of Quito
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Tamra Ortega
Today we had an early departure 6:00am….but not before breakfast. Felt sorry for the women who had served us dinner late the night before and then had to get up earlier than normal today to …
Guards at Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) - Quito
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Tamra Ortega
Today was the final hiking day. So it was up early, Eat breakfast and then out. We first went to the Tortoise Preserve where they were breeding the Cerro Paloma Tortoises. Scientists found that when …
Church of Gold - Quito day 1
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Tamra Ortega
Today we got up early and had breakfast – scrambled egg buffet and headed out to the dock for another “3 hour” boat ride, to the island of Isabela. We had to go through the usual …
View from the Basilica - Quito day 1
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Tamra Ortega
Did I mention yet that there are two seasons in the Galapagos? The rainy season, where it rains 3 or 4 times a day, but the skies are clear and the Dry season, where it doesn’t rain (it mists …
Basilica in Old Quito - Quito day tour
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Tamra Ortega
Today we were up early, packing to move to the next island - Santa Cruz, but of course, had to have breakfast...As we arrived at the dock for departure, there was a Dr. waiting to check us all, …
Basilica - Quito day tour
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Tamra Ortega
This day Tami and I got up early, walked around in the mist, taking pictures of the Sea Lions, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, and Yellow Warblers. Then back to the hotel and had of course BREAKFAST. We then …
Quito - Basilica stained glass window
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Tamra Ortega
On this day we ate breakfast – more scrambled eggs – and headed to the airport. Of course this wasn’t as planned, because the van had a flat tire before it got to us. Short delay …
Quito - Another view from Hotel Eugenia
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Tamra Ortega
Day 2 in Quito, we woke early, had breakfast of scrambled eggs, burnt toast (Tami made her own), and bottled water…Oh did I forget to mention that nowhere on this trip could you drink any …
Quito - View from Hotel Eugenia
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Tamra Ortega
The trip started out on a late note as we had to leave Phoenix at about 7:00 pm and arrived in LA at about 8:30...But of course our next flight from LA to Quito, Ecuador via Panama, didn't leave …

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