I spent 9 nights in Quito and I don’t have much to say about it. Plenty of travellers I’ve spoken to hated it. I enjoyed my time here but only certain parts are mention-worthy.
I am a very lucky guy. The experience of the last week is still sinking in.
First, I get out of a contract from what was to be a terrible cruise. Then I spend a week on a cruise that is definitely on the “Top 10 best weeks of my life” list. Maybe it was meant to be.
Having said that I’d take my chances at trying to get a Galapagos cruise in Puerto Ayora, I proceeded to go cruise-shopping on the day I arrived in the Galapagos Islands. I was actually facing mild food poisoning that very day. It was a struggle to force myself to walk around town in the heat, trying to locate travel agencies to help me find a great cruise at the lowest possible prices.
Or his spirit at least.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the BBC series Planet Earth. In fact, any documentary on wildlife. But one subject that has always caught my attention is the Galapagos Islands.
These days, everyone and their moms can visit the Galapagos. Sure, it’s pricey but they let everyone in. I’m at the airport now and all these foreigners are getting ready to make the flight with me as well. Many have been before me, and many will go after me. I guess it doesn’t feel that special anymore, as if a remote place few eyes have seen.
But if you’re a big fan of wildlife, this is your Mecca.
I am not going to be climbing Mount Everest any time in my future.