#day343 – meeting a transparent butterfly

Well, visiting a butterfly farm is actually not my prefered activity. Butterflies are nice, but also a bit childish. Whereas childish isn’t the right word. Rather girlish. Yeah, girlish is the better description. I mean, not the butterfly itself is girlish, just liking butterflies is a girls thing, if you ask me. Whatever, it was […]

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#day341 – spotting a Quetzal

The Quetzal is THE bird in Central America. It’s a colorful bird with a long tail and a funny hair cut. It lives in Central American cloud forests only and is a symbol of freedom. People say a Quetzal dies immediately in captivity. The currency in Guatemala is even named after it. If you want […]

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#day339 – star gazing in the sea

Whereas others like to stare in a sky full of stars forever I’m immediately bored. I can’t see what’s so spectacular. As I’m the worst wild life spotter on earth I’m also not able to see star constellations. Maybe that’s the reason. I hated astronomy in school as well. The reason therefore might have been […]

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#day296 – on a horseback to the volcano

I actually wanted to climb Cotopaxi in Ecuador, one of the highest still active volcanos in the world. With an altitude of almost 6000 meteres it’s just the second highest volcano in Ecuador, but Chimborazo isn’t active anymore. Cotopaxi seems to be the more exciting experience for sure. But anyways I hadn’t enough time unfortunately. […]

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#day283 – face to face with an iguana

Another day of animal spotting. Surprisingly rich wildlife here at the coast, I can tell you. And it was a giant again. After a giant whale yesterday I spotted a giant iguana today. This little guy was just sitting at the edge of the river and enjoyed the rain. He wasn’t moving at all, just […]

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#day282 – spotting a humpback whale

I love whales. A whale watching tour is on my bucket list since ages, but I had never been in the right season in the right place. In Montanita rain season means whale season though. Finally my chance to see one of those giants. It was horrible. Such a shame, but I couldn’t enjoy the […]

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#day275 – swimming with giant turtles

I’m still stoked. Definitely one of my Southamerican highlights so far. Swimming with giants turtles. My favorite animal when I was a child. Nowadays I’m too old to have a favorite animal. That’s what I thought, but now I’m not that sure anymore. Those turtles were gorgeous. The tour started not really good though. We […]

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#day267 – Galapagos for the poor

It would be amazing to see the Galapagos Islands. But 400 Euros just for the flights are way too much. I love turtles but I’m not a diver. It’s not a must do. It’s even more another destination for my ‘once-i-am-retired-and-rich-list’. Islas Ballestas, the so called Poor man’s Galapagos, are a good beginning. They’re located […]

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#day251 – watching Condors

One of the selling points of our canyon tour is the possibility to see Condors. A huge and heavy bird, which is pretty rare nowadays and therefore hard to spot. The Peruvian Andes region is one of the best places to see them in whole Southamerica though. I’m actually not that much interested in birds […]

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#day205 – face to face with an ostrich

I’ve seen some ostriches in a zoo before. Can’t remember if I have seen a wild one ever before. Maybe in Australia once. Anyways. The ones I looked into the eyes today weren’t living in the wild. They’re part of a social project. An animal farm for homeless kids called Granja, a bit out of […]

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