Galapagos Islands

FRIDAY Wake up call was at 4:15am. Ugh. The group stood outside of the hotel’s restaurant at 5:00am while the staff worked furiously to open the doors. They couldn’t find the keys so they worked on dismantling the lock. Fortunately we all ended up well fed before our ride to the airport. Our flight is…

Ecuador

TUESDAY We arrive in Ecuador at 3:00am and breeze through customs, meeting our tour guide, Henry and his trainee Carla. We are told by Henry that Quito is under a Yellow Alert because of the activity of Volcano Cotopaxi. Good to knoW. WEDNESDAY Slept great Tuesday night! Finally, some rest. We went on a tour…

Peru

Peru was Part One of a four-leg trip to South America. We went with Globus Journeys to see Peru, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and a special add-on trip up the Amazon River. Thursday, September 17 After getting in at midnight last night, we took the opportunity to sleep in this morning, then we met our…