Weekly Wanders 5: A New Home in the Galápagos Islands

I often feel like I’m living in a disorientated dream where fairytale and reality collide and one day I’m suddenly going to wake up a robot living a boring life. But then I pinch myself and realize “nope… this is it”. Weekly wanders is my visual account of life on the road, dreaming big, and having a lot of fun doing it. Weigh in on your favourite image in the comments section!

This week everything feel into place. For the past three and a half months we’ve been struggling to find somewhere we could actually kick back and stay a while. We’ve been all over Ecuador testing beds and internet connections to no avail. Then on Tuesday we flew to the Galápagos Islands.

Only to realize minutes before board our flight that we were actually flying to the wrong island. No biggie. We just left our poor taxi man waiting at the Isla Baltra airport holding a sign with my name on it for hours wondering what happened to us. We had to take a three-hour bumpy speed boat from San Cristobal to Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz where we apologized profusely and got a ride to our new little town of Bellavista 7km away.

Aside from the fact that the house we live in is perfect, the family we’re staying with is incredibly friendly, helpful and generous. Yesterday they barbecued up a storm for their local church and offered us huge helpings of all kinds of meat. They even got me to try their chicken feet. It wasn’t as delicious as they said it was.

We’re seeing a whole different side of the Galapagos, from the locals perspective. We’ve also been testing the local food options heavily which I can attest is delicious though not as easy on the wallet as the mainland. That’s what you get for living in the jewel of Ecuador.

Many adventures to come, but for now I’ll leave you with a few photos. I left my camera at home most of the week so I apologize to those who already follow me on Instagram!

This week I wandered…

Sea Lion - San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands#1: To the wrong Galapagos Island, San Cristobal, where we found hundreds of sea lions lining the harbour waterfront


Speed boat from San Cristobal to Santa Cruz#2: Across the choppy pacific ocean for 3 hours on a speed boat to get to the right island, Santa Cruz


Blue footed boobies at Hotel Soly Mar#3: To the Hotel Soly Mar, my official new favourite working spot, where I found two different kinds of blue-footed boobies


Pelican Bay, Santa Cruz#4: To Pelican Bay in Puerto Ayora — can you see where it got its name?


Laguna de las Ninfas and ice cream #5: For an ice cream stroll down to the Laguna de las Ninfas in Puerto Ayora


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