Day 96: Satan came to Eden / Der Teufel im Paradies

After a long night’s sleep (until 7 a.m.!), we landed on the island of Fernandina, where we were welcomed by hundreds of marine iguanas perched on the black lava rocks. They need to soak up the sun and heat to bring up their body temperature to 36 degrees Celsius. Heute durften wir ausschlafen (bis 7 … More Day 96: Satan came to Eden / Der Teufel im Paradies

Day 92: So long, and thanks for all the fish / Macht’s gut, und danke für den Fisch

Today was our last dive day on the Galapagos and we took full advantage of it. Because the rest of the group on the dive boat was new, we got to snorkel while everyone else got kitted up. We saw so much even while snorkeling that we expect good things yet during our week long … More Day 92: So long, and thanks for all the fish / Macht’s gut, und danke für den Fisch

Day 88: Breisach on the Galápagos Islands / Breisach auf den Galapagos-Inseln

Not to be outdone by Fabian’s “Schrozberg in the Atacama desert” story, I countered today with “Breisach on the Galápagos Islands”, when we met up with my childhood buddy Simon, also hailing from my hometown Breisach, in Puerto Ayora. Admittedly, this didn’t happen totally by accident, as we both knew through the family grapevine and … More Day 88: Breisach on the Galápagos Islands / Breisach auf den Galapagos-Inseln

Days 86 & 87: Guinea pigs for dinner / Meerschweinchen zum Abendessen

All is well with Fabian`s stomach again, as evidenced by the meals he consumed in the past two days: Mit Fabians Magen ist offensichtlich wieder alles in bester Ordnung, wenn man die Mahlzeiten der letzten zwei Tage betrachtet: Colombian streetfood lunch at Bogota airport / Kolumbianisches Streetfood am Flughafen von Bogota Fanesca: A heavy, grain-based … More Days 86 & 87: Guinea pigs for dinner / Meerschweinchen zum Abendessen

Days 84 & 85: Island time / Reif für die Insel

Since Fabian felt a lot better by Thursday morning, we decided to do the day-long horseback ride we had initially planned for Tuesday. The ride started at Hanga Roa and continued along the isolated, uninhabited north coast of the island all the way to Anakena Beach. Unfortunately, our horses appeared not nearly as excited at … More Days 84 & 85: Island time / Reif für die Insel