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Galapagos & Ecuador 2012

An amazing adventure in Ecuador! A whirlwind tour with my sister that included the Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil, Cotopaxi Volcano, Quito and Otavalo in just 13 days!!

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Frigate birds join us
Author
Erin Correia
Today we met our guide and headed to the sky tram for a ride up Pinchicha Volcano for amazing views over the city. The area was pretty dead, so we had a tram car all to ourselves. Quito looks …
Enjoying the view of San Cristobal
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Erin Correia
Today we met our guide and headed to the sky tram for a ride up Pinchicha Volcano for amazing views over the city. The area was pretty dead, so we had a tram car all to ourselves. Quito looks …
Our private balcony on the Millennium
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Erin Correia
We headed out early this morning with our guide, Luis. We made our way south along the Pan-American Highway to Cotopaxi National Park, enjoying stunning views the whole way. We picked up a local …
Heading to the ship
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Erin Correia
Today was a long but fun day! We woke up at 5:20 AM and returned to the airport for our flight back to Quito. It felt way too early and we both passed out on the flight. When we arrived in Quito, …
Our chariot awaits!
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Erin Correia
Since last night ended so late, we got a late start to the day. The IGTOA members met again to discuss changes to be made in the coming year. We discussed best practices and what each responsible …
We've arrived!!
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Erin Correia
Today was the first official day of the IGTOA conference. Amanda and I joined the group for an amazing breakfast at the Patio Restaurant- the chocolate croissants and ceviche were my favorites! …
A view of Quito from above
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Erin Correia
Ros woke us up at 6:00 this morning we could pack and be ready to go by breakfast at 6:30. We ate quickly, said our goodbyes to the crew and brought our bags downstairs. We hopped in the pangas and …
Off to the airport with Daniel
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Erin Correia
This morning was so overcast that the sun didn't wake us up...the breakfast bell did! We rushed down and ate super quickly and then ran back up to our cabin to get ready for the landing on Floreana! …
Breakfast in the Atrium at Mansion del Angel
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Erin Correia
Someone was looking out for me today, because just as we were getting up, giant clouds rolled in- I was going to get a much needed break on my sunburns!! We had a great breakfast and headed to …
Quite the key!
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Erin Correia
This morning I woke up with the sun by stayed in bed until the breakfast bell. After filling myself up with banana pancakes, I sunblocked up and headed out for Cerro Brujo. Along the way we did …
Enjoying the amenities at Mansion del Angel
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Erin Correia
We moved locations during the night and it was super rocky. Thanks to my Bonine pills, I never felt even the slightest bit sick! We didn't bring any sort of clock with us, so Miguel was kind enough …
Our beautiful room at Mansion del Angel
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Erin Correia
Our wake up call cane at 6:30 today and we got up and enjoyed the nice shower. We went down to breakfast in the indoor patio (beautiful!) and were met by plates of fresh local fruit and a shot glass …
Exit row!! We're off to Ecuador!
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Erin Correia
After finishing packing just after midnight, the 4AM alarm came a little too soon! Groggy and excited, I started my long journey to Quito. My flight from Missoula to Minneapolis was plagued by a 2 …

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