Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas at Ecuador and Galapagos

Quickly passing Panama and Colombia, I arrived to Ecuador couple of days ago, where I`m planning to stay a little bit longer. Quito is located at 2800 meters above sea level and you noticed it, if you arrive directly from the sea level. Couple of first days you need to take very slowly and taking the breath constantly even when walking slowly on the streets. Quito seems to be nice city and especially the Centro Historico, which was declared as Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, is cozy with small restaurants, hotels, and boutiques.

Two days in Quito has been busy to make bookings for the one week Galapagos islands cruise. I got the cruise on last minute deal price, which is remarkably cheaper than list price. In addition the flight tickets to islands were included on the price. Tomorrow morning flight from Quito to Galapagos and then 7 days and 8 nights cruise on the islands. It means that christmas eve will be spent on the Galapagos. Anyway the boat doesn't have internet connections and therefore most probably there will be one week holiday :) from updating this blog. Anyway I'll try to post some photos of Galapagos animals after the cruise. I wish everybody a merry christmas and lots of useful gifts...


  1. I know a couple that has been to Galapagos a year ago. What they told me about the trip was all positive. There was also an article in a magazine MeNaiset about their trip

    Have a nice and sunny Christmas in Galapagos! Here in Espoo we have a lot of snow and this morning temperature was -20 degrees. What a wonderful winter weather!


  2. Merry Christmas Antti!

    Jenni & Matti