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Back from the galapagos

WOW
we had a fantastic week. Can't believe we can show in pictures but will try.

Highlights:

Snorkelling and swimming with sea turtles. Penguins. Sea lions. Sharks. Rays. And an amazing array of tropical fish.

a week with no internet! So relaxing

Internet today is slow. Here is one picture. Will post more tomorrow

Marine iguana German beach
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On Galápagos. Before our boat trip

270_90AC7029B9F1256D69884625A25746EC.jpegArriving at Galápagos

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Fish market

Having a nap on at the marina
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Local beach
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Probably no wifi for the next week or so ...

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Day trip into the Andes

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Day trip to Mindo and the presidente

Combo of bad internet connection here and too busy to post. We're loving Quito. Safe to wander around and everyone super friendly. Did a day trip yesterday to Mindo which is a town in the Cloudforest - an eco system that is famous for its birds, butterfly, orchids
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Local dish is cuye. Which is Guinea pig. We're sticking to sea bass
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"Middle of the world". Standing on the equator.
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Wandering around Quito last night was a crowd at the palace - the president made an appearance
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More sights of Quito
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First day in Quito

We arrived late last night in A1708498AF86BD54C335FBF0F1D6C0FF.jpegQuito

Spent today wandering around the old town. Quito is 9000 feet high and nestled between mountains and volcano

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Old town is colonial Spanish with many buildings dating back to 1500s and over 60 cathedrals

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270_A1505A069C888BC3FB52EF3E5BEB25AB.jpeg. A photo shoot with this ballerina in Sanfrancisco Square just outside our hotel

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Today and tomorrow are Carnival here but it isn't what we thought. Most local leave the city so not big celebrations. Except families like this paying tribute to little baby Jesus.

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Our hotel room. Hotel is an amazing old convent with open courtyard and beautiful antiques an art. This is part of our room.

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