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Things to do in San Cristobal: Check out 4 San Cristobal Attractions

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 8 comments

Things to do in San Cristobal: Check out 4 San Cristobal Attractions

Summary: What is there to do in San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos? This post will give you some information about the island and what tours are available. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. San Cristobal is one of the few inhabited islands in the archipelago, so you can actually stay there. You will find plenty of hotels (though we found them more expensive than those in Santa Cruz). The island is less populated and a lot less busy than Santa-Cruz. We also found more wildlife (especially the sea lions, which are everywhere—one could almost find one lying on the chairs of the restaurants!). You may want to consider buying Lonely...

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The Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 46 comments

The Galapagos Islands on a Budget

Summary: While the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador are known for being extremely expensive, once you pay for the flight and entrance fee, it becomes affordable. This is how we did it, we saw almost everything in the archipelago and stayed much longer than people usually do in this gorgeous place. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. You’ve probably already checked out our 11 Activities on a Budget in The Galapagos. The aim of this post is to help you plan your trip to the Galapagos without spending a fortune. It contains tips and advice on how to enjoy the Galapagos and save your money. You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet...

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40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | Comments Off on 40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

40 Facts You Need to Know About the Galapagos Islands

Summary: Are you planning a trip to the Galapagos? Here is a post that will give you valuable information about the archipelago and make your stay easier. It contains 40 facts about the Galapagos and in different aspects. If you liked that so far, follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook Page. You may want to consider buying Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Country Guide) After two months in the Galapagos (mainly on Santa Cruz Island) we thought we’d share our experience of the islands. You will find in this post some basic information about the archipelago. There are three local airlines that go to the Galapagos: LAN, Tame, and Aerogal. There...

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Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 17 comments

Galapagos On A Budget – 11 Sites and Activities

Santa Cruz is the second largest island in the Galapagos archipelago. It is also the most populated and the most central. In this post you will find a list of activities you can do on the island without spending a lot of money. We stayed two months in Santa Cruz because it is not every day that you have the chance to go to the Galapagos! Santa Cruz is quite a big island and offers a lot of activities and sightseeing that don’t require a guide or a special tour. You can actually visit most of the island on you own. Here are the places we visited, as well as information on how to go there and what you will see.   1) Charles Darwin Station Level of difficulty: low Situated...

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Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 2 comments

Sajama Flora, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 2

Why should people visit the national park at Sajama? What kind of landscapes, vegetation, animals, and climate will you find in Sajama? Here is an overview of this fabulous place that is really worth visiting. The climate The climate in Sajama is warm during the day and freezing during the night. We were there on January (which is summer) and the temperature varied from -5C (23F) during the night to 20C (68F) during the day. The weather is very dry. The landscape Sajama is in the mountains, surrounded by volcanoes. Nevado Sajama is the highest mountain in Bolivia, so the landscape is terrific! Plus, with the weather changing during the day, you have different lighting...

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Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Countries, Egypt | Comments Off on Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Cairo’s Top Ten Attractions

Have you ever wondered what there is to do in Cairo? This post is designed to help you plan your trip while visiting the great city of Cairo. Cairo is a very big city of almost 26 million inhabitants. There are of course a lot of things to do there, as several historic eras have been based in the region, from the Pharaonic to the Roman to the Islamic and lastly this modern period. Here is a list of the top ten attractions to visit while in Cairo. This would take from three days to one week if you want to see everything, as two/three sites per day is quite enough, considering Cairo’s traffic and the distance between the attractions. You may want to consider buying Lonely...

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40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 7 comments

40 Facts You Need to Know About Bolivia

Are you planning to travel to Bolivia? Maybe you’re already there! Here are a few things you need to know about this beautiful country that will make your travel easier. We stayed three months in Bolivia, and though we didn’t go everywhere, we thought it would be a good idea to share our experiences and share some advice and general facts. This post is intended to help people who would like to travel in Bolivia plan their trip and make their stay easier. $1=6.95 BoB (2012) Language: Learn Spanish! Almost no one speaks English (although many people speak Quechua or Aymara), and even when they understand English they often answer in Spanish. Electric plugs:...

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Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Sajama Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature, Part 1

Sajama is the oldest Bolivian national park. Although it is a protected area, you can’t see as many wild animals as in the pampas. However, fauna is still sometimes surprising there. Nothing tells a story better than a photograph, so instead of describing our experience at Sajama National Park and what we saw, we’ll let our photos do the talking and showcase all the spectacular Bolivian wildlife in this old park. But also: Sajama is really the best place to see llamas, as hundreds of them are living in the park. Of course, they’re not wild animals, but they are really cute! There are some lagoons a 20-minute drive from the village where you can see...

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Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Posted by on Feb 14, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries | 0 comments

Pampas Fauna, Bolivian Wildlife & Nature Part 3

Here is an overview of what kind of animals and birds you can expect to see in the Bolivian pampas. I must say that the three days we took in the pampas were really worth, I’ve never seen such a big amount of different beautiful animals in their habitat in such a small time. Here are the photos: We shouldn’t forget the incredible Pink Dolphins but it is very difficult to take photos as they barely get out of the water, they come nevertheless very close to the boat.

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2013 Travel Plans

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Countries, Planning, Where we've been | 4 comments

2013 Travel Plans

New year with new plans, this post will draw a picture for you on our 2013 travel plans. Where will we go and for how long? 2013 a new year with new plans! It’s been almost 6 months since we’ve started our permanent travel, we crossed the United States and roamed around Bolivia and now we are in the Galapagos, all according to our last 6 months plan. So, we though of sharing the rest of our 2013 travel plans. Ecuador We are still in the Ecuador till end of April, visiting the Galapagos for a month or 2 and then head to another city/town or 2. We are thinking of Baños and Montañita and all depends on how comfortable we will be with the Galapagos and how much...

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