Category Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Española, Galápagos Islands

Sunday, January 13, 2019 The day started with a review of the rules of snorkeling – a good reminder since it’s been a few years since we’ve snorkeled. Then we were fitted with wet suits, flippers and masks. We had … Continue reading

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San Cristóbal Island, Galápagos

Saturday, January 12, 2019 We had to leave the hotel in Quito at 5:30 this morning to catch a flight to our next destination. We arrived here in the dark and we are leaving in the dark. The Galápagos Islands (official … Continue reading

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Quito, a First World Heritage Site

Monday, January 7 In 1978, Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, became one  of the first cities to be named a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Located about 15 miles south of the equator, with an elevation of 9,350’, … Continue reading

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Frozen Waters Four: Glacier Bay, Alaska

August, 2016 Before going to Glacier Bay, we took a train ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, from Skagway to the Canadian border. The route took us between mountains where we saw several glaciers. When explored by Captain George … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Nineteen: Iguazú Falls, Argentina and Brazil

March, 2017 Iguazú Falls is my favorite waterfall to date, and yes, we’ve been to Victoria Falls. This waterfall is located in Iguazú Falls National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The name means “big water” in Guarani, an accurate description. … Continue reading

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Falling Waters Thirteen: Seljalandsfoss and Öxarárfoss, Iceland

May, 2014 We certainly have seen a lot of waterfalls on our travels. Seljalandsfoss was the first one where we could actually walk behind it – pretty cool! Seljalandsfoss (I’ve double and triple checked the spelling and I’m still not sure … Continue reading

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The Ostrich Capital of the World

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Our ship docked in Mossel Bay, the bay of mussels, this morning. The name dates back to 1595 or 1601, depending on which story you believe. Mossel Bay is part of the Garden Route, of South … Continue reading

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