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I´m Michelle and I am traveling in Latin America. I have always wanted to travel here and I finally left my home in Boston, MA in July 2013. I have been traveling since then, working here and there and continuously realizing that the world is filled with opportunities for exploration. I hope to travel for a long time but I always find a cozy place to stay for some time. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I am more than happy to take you up on them. Live long, travel far, love often.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


For my birthday I decided to buy a cruise ticket for myself to the Galapagos. It left the day after I bought it, on my exact day of birth. It went from Dec. 11-16th. First I was picked up very early in the morning, then we were taken to the airport to go from Quito to Guayaquil. Then from guayaquil to Baltras Island in the Galapagos. Then we were taken in a panga to the cruise ship and we were immediately greeted by hot towels and snacks. Between seeing sea lions, marine iguanas, beautiful birds and eating tons of food it was all amazing. Although the cruise is intended for the older, more well-financed people, a couple of us youngin's found our way on board. They even made me a birthday cake!!

This lady thought that I was too poor to afford the cruise and literally almost stopped me and my friend from boarding the bus. 

A panga driver!

Santa Cruise Yacht!!

Me in my PRIVATE Room...lap of luxury

The Islands and our route

My new friends, Haieke and Amelie

More new friends, Italy, Panama, Cristina, Lauren and Greg (Americans)

Our guide, Henry

A bird, pretty sure it's a friggit

More birds

Land Iguana

Sea Lions

Seal with a shark bite

cutest little baby seal

Could be a friggit

Friggits, they have a red balloon thing that the males expand during mating season.


In nature, only the strong survive

A cave


Dolphins about to snorkel

Marine Iguanas

Blue footed boobies

More boobies

Interesting Rock formations

Sea lion

Sea Turtle

A bird that grew too big so his wings of his entire species are useless.

Snorkeling (im on the left)

Marine Iguanas


A marine iguana, a little bloody after a fight.

I got pretty close to those iguanas

And to the sea lions.

The Dolphins

The Galapagos Hawk (he has no enemies)

Darwin's Lake

Land Tortoise

Baby tortoises

On Santa Cruz Island

Making Sugar Cane Juice


Sugar Cane Liquor

Shelly in a shell

Tortisoises mating

Traditional Ecuadorian music and dance

Me sending a post card using one of the first mailing systems in South America. 

Jumping off the boat, this is how i bruised my tail bone....ouch


Beautiful moon, last night on the boat in the islands....Adios Galapagos

1 comment:

  1. very nice pics...congratulations Michelle...You are an amazing women...be carefull!

    Nice to meet you!

    Daniel Yépez Brito
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