South America Travel - Part 7; Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 07:10 PM GMT die 17o February, anno 2015

February 17
Island Scenes

When we finished our tour of the wild giant tortoises (see part 6 blog) our driver brought us back to town (Puerto Ayora) and we spent the rest of the day walking on our own. But along the drive back, we saw these coffee plants growing:

There is a small coffee growing industry on this island only (I believe) and this turned out to be the only coffee we saw growing on our whole trip. The next photo sho...

Updated: 07:27 PM GMT die 17o February, anno 2015

South America Travel - Part 6; Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 05:32 PM GMT die 13o February, anno 2015

February 13
Giant Tortoises

Continuing our tour of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos, our first main destination will be to see the giant tortoises that are one of the most famous must-see animals of the islands.

But first, here are a couple of shots of the waterfront fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora. Notice that seal that is right at the hip of the lady cleaning fish. It was always there as long as she was. It would patiently wai...

Updated: 05:53 PM GMT die 13o February, anno 2015

South America Travel - Part 5: Galapagos

By: PugetSoundPost, 07:12 PM GMT die 05o February, anno 2015

February 5
Galapagos Islands - Getting There!

Hurry down the jet way and get on board the plane quick, as we head off to the Galapagos Islands!

Our last set of photos showed our ten hour layover in Bogota, Colombia. That was our second capital of the day, since we started that day in Panama City. But the 24 hour day was not over yet, and we had one more capital to fly into. From Bogota we flew during the dark of late evening, in a rain s...

South America Travels - Part 4

By: PugetSoundPost, 07:08 PM GMT die 28o January, anno 2015

January 28
Bogota, Colombia

Continuing our trip through Central and South America, in this blog we will finally enter South America.

Previously we spent the first half of our trip in Nicaragua, followed by quick bus trips through, with brief stays, in Costa Rica and Panama. We did not do either of those countries due justice, but we did get a feel for them and saw some great places too.

The morning following our trip to ...

Updated: 03:08 PM GMT die 29o January, anno 2015

Central America Travel Resumes - Part 3

By: PugetSoundPost, 08:04 PM GMT die 21o January, anno 2015

January 21
Panama City

After the holiday and too-busy season, I am back with photos continuing our Latin America trip from last fall.

We last left off at the Panama Canal, and while we only had one full day in Panama (2 nights) we tried to make the most of it. We hired a driver for the day and after we spent time at the Canal visitor center, he took us back into the city and we got onto a tour that would show us around, both on land...

Updated: 08:05 PM GMT die 21o January, anno 2015

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