Galapagos - Day three

The overnight journey was a nightmare! The seas were alive, tossing and turning the boat everywhere.  Despite a very broken night of sleep, the 630am wake up call wasn't too bad. The first trip of the morning was to wander around the island.  It was a dry landing onto a…

Galapagos - Day two

The crossing to Santa Maria was choppy.  I woke a few times during the night to find the cabin rolling with the waves.  Getting down from the top bunk for a drink was an adventure, and thankfully I wasn't crippled in the process. We had a 7am start (so much…

Galapagos - Day one

This morning we had to wake early in order to catch our flight over to the Galapagos Islands.  The flight went via Guayaquil, with a short lay over. Before leaving the hotel, we met up with a few other intreped explorers, a number of whom informed us on route to…

Quito - Days 2, 3 and 4

We've been in Quito for four days, and we've barely stopped! After our 18 hour sleeping marathon, we woke and went on a crazy bus ride to Mitad del Mundo.  I use the word 'crazy', because they don't seem to have the same standards of safety as in the UK.…

Quito - Day 1

We arrived in Quito after a very straight forward 3 plane journey which took us via Madrid and Guayquail.  The agent from GAP Adventures was there to meet us at the airport and the hotel was only a 20 minute journey from there. We're up on the 9th floor with…