Review – Intrepid Tour to Galapagos – Days Six to Nine

Previous posts – Pretrip, Days One and Two Days Three, Four and Five So it’s time to wrap up the final stage of the tour. The final three days, plus what they classed as ‘Day Nine’, but really shouldn’t have been counted as part of the tour. As I said before. But anyways, when last you left me I was

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Accommodation Review – Galapagos

I thought I’d do a quick review of the three hotels I stayed at whilst on the Galapagos Islands. If you’re going there independently there are plenty of accommodation options but you should be warmed that they are pretty pricey all said. There may be the possibility of dorms. I’ll review here by island in order that I stayed. Isla

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City Rumble – Bishkek versus Tashkent

You know I concentrate the bulk of my city rumbles on well-known places, but I thought it was time to write a bit more about Central Asia so I hit upon the plan to pit the capital of Kyrgyzstan against the capital of its neighbour, Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the pleasant, leafy capital of Kyrgyzstan, a country that when you type

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Review – Intrepid Tour Galapagos, Days Three, Four and Five

Continued on from Pretrip, Days One and Two Day Three You last left me on my 9 (ish) day tour of Galapagos finally arrived on the largest of the islands, Isla Isabella staying in a nice hotel called Hotel Iguana. I shared a three bed room with one other person. Day three was a 6am start to join the full

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On the Buses – Ecuador and Peru

If you’re heading to South America for any length of time, you’re going to be spending time on buses. Unless you fly everywhere I guess, but one thing is for sure – it’s not a continent widely connected by rail. Which is certainly disappointing for any rail buffs out there. Like myself. I did get a couple of tourist trains

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Dolce Vita, Sucre, Bolivia

Well. The name says it all, doesn’t it? Sucre is a delightful city in South-Central Bolivia which is definitely worth a short stop if you’re there. It can be reached in a couple of hours from Potosi by share taxi which was great as at the time I was well and truly sick of the ol’ bus travel by this

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