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Having a Blast with Galapagos Vacation

South America - Ross French - April 10, 2018

Galapagos vacations

There is something thrilling about Galapagos vacation. This is an island area with the best things to do and see. The island is strikingly different and special. Among all the features you would love to see the active volcanoes. The trip here is going to be challenging. For the reason, it is best to avail of the travel packing tips.


It is lovely going for Galapagos vacation. The experience of being at the place is just fabulous. If you are a wildlife watcher you can make your way to the small town of Puerto Ayora. The Charles Darwin Research Station is one more attraction of the destination so special out of the rest.

  • Leon Dormido

It is great to go for Galapagos vacation and be at Leon Dormido. The name of the place signifies a sleeping lion. The shape of the island is unique. It looks like a complete cone that has been eroded in the halfway.

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The place is a major attraction and it makes a better part of Galapagos vacation. Here you can see small boats sailing through the rocks. This is an island specifically accessed by the snorkelers and the small boats. Here you can go for a day trip and make the arrangements in advance.

  • El Chato Tortoise Reserve

Galapagos vacation is really exhilarating with a trip to El Chato Tortoise Reserve. The sight of the small creatures is really going to make you love the show. This is the place to see the giant tortoise moving in the wild. This is where you can watch for some of the prehistoric beasts.

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The trip to the reserve is indeed going to make Galapagos vacation really interesting. This is the best place to watch for the short-eared owls, Darwin’s finches, yellow warblers, Galápagos rails and paint-billed crakes. There are more things you would prefer to see at the place with the best of thrill and enthusiasm.

  • A specialty of Coco Surf

When on a Galapagos vacation it is time to go for Coco Surf. This is the special sidewalk café where you are served with some of the scrumptious cuisines. The taste of the food is lovely, and you feel like go on munching.

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Coco Surf is one of the real attractions of Galapagos vacation. You can be here to taste from the serving of tuna tartare and patanachos mar y terra. There is even the appetizer platter with the collection of the seafood and the fresh meat.

  • Charles Darwin Research Station

To make Galapagos vacations memorable you can at best visit the Charles Darwin Research Station. This lies to the northeast of Puerto Ayora. Here you can visit the iconic National Park. More to your interest you get to know about the 200 scientists involved in various research at the place.

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The Charles Darwin Research Station is one of the major attractions of Galapagos vacation. Here is the arrangement of the captive breeding program for the giant tortoise. There are paths to lead you to the arid zone vegetation. The area is just fantastic to make you feel entertained for hours.

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Invading the Beauties and Treasures of Patagonia

South America - Ross French - April 8, 2018

The Patagonia trip is perfectly relaxing and of the top-notch quality. Patagonia is the most encompassing region, and it holds the extensive southernmost tip part of South America. Here you find both Chile and Argentina and the Andes Mountain acts as the dividing line. If you are looking for best holiday destination ideas then a trip to the place would be perfect.

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The Argentine side of Patagonia comprises of the arid steppes. There are more of grasslands and deserts. Patagonia trip is made perfect with the glacial fjords and the temperate sort of rainforests. The famous Argentine Whale-watch in Puerto Madryn

RN-40 highway passes through the land, and this makes Patagonia ideal for tourism.

As part of the Patagonia trip you can settle for whale watching, and for this, the best destination is Puerto Madryn. The climate here is warm, and the area is enclosed with the water bodies along Golfo Nuevo, Golfo San José, and even the coastline area close to Caleta Valdés.

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The Patagonia trip is just exciting. You have the best things to see in this special aquatic destination. The best time to be here is from June to middle of December. A whale watching trip at the place will not take more than an hour. It is just too exciting to join the crew and go for whale watching.

  • External Adventures at El Chaltén

You would love to go for the external adventures as part of the Patagonia trip. For this, you can be at El Chaltén. This is the area surrounded by mountains, and this makes the spot just ideal for hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

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Patagonia trip is made fantastic by being here. You can ride on a horse and enter the pretty valley of Río de las Vueltas. The rest is just stupendous for you to enjoy and encompass at the same time.

  • Dinosaur Discovery at Palaeontology Museum

Patagonia trip is really going to be wonderful with the dinosaur discovery at Palaeontology Museum. Here you get to see the fossils of this extinct animal. There is the natural history museum for you to discover some of the finest natural stuff.

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When on a Patagonia trip you must be sure to be at the destination so special. Here you can discover more than 1700 fossils, and you can even watch out for the remains of the plant and the marine life. This is a three hours tour as you have many things to see at the same time.

  • Walking with the Prehistoric Creatures

When planning for Patagonia trip you should always make sure to have a walk with the prehistoric stuff. When visiting northwest Patagonia you would be happy to discover the Dinosaur Route. Here it is surely going to be a wonderful adventure for you.

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When walking through the route as part of the Patagonia trip you will find the skeletons of the biggest dinosaurs. The visit is sensational and exciting. In fact, the route is a mystery till date and people are trying to find out the newest truths about the destination so interesting.

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Travel Horror Story: My Stalker from Argentina

Travel Tips - Ross French - December 21, 2010

Travel Horror Stories is a column in which travellers submit scary, traumatizing, crazy or just flat out annoying tales from on the road. This Travel Horror Story is brought to you from Marcello at WanderingTrader. Check his site out! If you would like to share your horrific experience, please email [email protected]

My Stalker from Argentina


Touring around town

Occasionally, travelling around the world, you run into one of those people who you know are somehow up to no good. While in South America recently, I ran across this dude. While I was walking around, viewing all the popular Argentina tourist attractions he was constantly on my tail. When I moved down a street he followed. When I stopped to take a picture he would stop as well. It makes you wonder what his intentions really were. Could it be he is after my new Canon Power-shot SX210 IS with 14.1 mega-pixels with an incredible zoom capacity? Does he want to talk to an obviously noticeable North American tourist? Maybe he fancied my pale white skin? Well, let me tell you, Mr. Creepy, this is not the way to do it. If you want to talk to someone, go right up and introduce yourself… don’t lurk in the shadows like some spooky spirit in a horror movie. If you want to rob someone, go ahead and try. There is no need to follow someone like you are an undercover agent out of a bad book that a former spook wrote after they left the government service. I might add, he was not a very good spy since I could monitor his every move by a quick glance.


My happy stalker

I snapped a picture of this kook because I thought that would let him know that I was on to him. It was to no availability the creepy crawler continued to follow me. I thought about going right up and confronting him about his bizarre and obvious behaviour but after taking another look, I decided against it. I approached some policemen thinking that would intimidate him. He dropped back, but returned a short time later. When I went into a shop he would enter or wait outside for me. I wish I could get this kind of meticulous attention from a girlfriend. My last girlfriend didn’t care where I went most of the time. She wouldn’t even follow me to the mailbox let alone down a street.

I stopped to watch some old geezers playing chess on the street. I wanted to wave to my new “companion” to come over and join me. But he kept his carcass just far enough away that I couldn’t talk to him without raising my voice. There are different stages you experience with a creep/stalker like this. First, you feel a bit of anxiety, then it becomes unsettling and finally, it is ridiculous and straight out annoying. You want to walk up and let your creeper know that you will pose so they can get a good look or snap a picture because that would last longer than the ghoulish stares.

I’ve heard crazy and weird stories from my friends in Argentina. In the end, you have to laugh these situations off and tell yourself ‘he is either a very poor thief because of the time he has foolishly invested’ or ‘he just finds you irresistible’. It is at this point, I decide to play with him. I dropped into a cafe for some lunch and as he passes by the window I just stuck my tongue out at him. I made sure my lunch was extra long. No problem down here – the millennium could pass and they wouldn’t bring you your bill unless you asked. That is, after waiting an eternity for some actual food to make it to your table.  Everything seems to be in slow motion once you enter one of these eateries. (By the way don’t eat the local mayonnaise it is absolutely revolting. Use the condiments licensed by Heinz or Hellman’s.) After spending a major portion of my life on lunch, the creepy guy has since moved on to a new victim.

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