Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Monday 6 October/Tuesday 7 October/ Wednesday 8 October

Last post of the holiday. We have had the most tremendous experiences over the last month. We have been so fortunate to have had a wonderful touring group. It is very difficult to travel with 38 people in a bus, in and out of airports and hotels  but we have made so many great friends and acquaintances over the weeks. The places we have been to have been jaw dropping, one after another. When you think it can get no better is does. We continued to run out of adjectives to describe the experiences, scenery and adventures, made even more special by all the sharing that was done by all the tour members.
We left the Galapagas Islands on Monday but not before we had some final photos: the Zodiacs racing to get us one last time and the male frigate (you can just about see his red throat) soaring along with the ship.
We flew to Quayaquil where we walked down to the riverfront. A great place with so much green space in the middle of the city for people to walk, children to play and artists to sit and paint and sell their art. And the city is so orderly....wouldn't you love to have all red lights or all green lights? 
Wouldn't that make the traffic flow better?
Look at how cheap things are here. Jan and I had coffee, hot chocolate, a Danish and a donut and we got change from US $8!!
Last night together for the 9 of us that went to the Galápagos. We were to have all gone out to tea, but two down with gastric and one with the flu. There have been so many sick with one thing or the other but the majority just got on with it...you heard no complaining.
Tuesday we flew to Santiago, spent the night and will fly home to Brisbane Wed.
Hope you enjoyed the blog as much as I did writing it. Next trip Sunday, Nov 9 to the USA!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an amazing trip. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for taking me along virtually.