Month: March 2020

I don't always title a blog post with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche, but I make an exception in this case. I want to take a break from the Galápagos Islands series to write about a show that we attended at the Tennessee Theater on Thursday, March 12, 2020. I bring it up for two reasons, so let's start with the first. It was a fantastic show! If you are not familiar with the Tennessee Theater, let me tell you...

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After our successful and enjoyable flight from Isla Baltra to Isla San Cristobâl, it was just a 5-minute taxi ride to our home for the next four nights, the Dolphin House. Once again, it helped to be able to speak some Spanish, as the young lady who checked us in did not have much English. She did show us on a map where we were in relation to the popular sites, and pointed out other areas of interest. Also once...

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In our quest to enjoy a trip to the Galápagos without spending a fortune, we did decide to splurge on one important step - getting from one island to another. Our plan, you may recall, involved taking advantage of there being two airports on separate islands; we could fly into one and out the other so we would only have to make one inter-island transfer. The cheapest and easiest way to do this is to book passage on a boat....

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Although much of Isla Santa Cruz is farmland or protected wilderness, there are many things to see and do there that do not involve a large investment. Some are right in the town of Puerto Ayora or a short walk away, and others you can get back and forth via either cab or with a rented bicycle without paying for a tour. For example, one morning we took a short walk out of town to explore a lava tube. We...

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