Meanwhile, we are already 4 full days on Belgian soil. Gee, how homesick we are!
I want to tell you that the whole trip was a TOP PERFORMANCE on every level. Beautiful, pure, varied, few tourists (which of course is bad for all the local people who have to live from tourism), friendly people, good service and a Tom who was always ready for suggestions and help, ...... made our dream actually a dream trip. Superlatives fall short and the experience cannot be illustrated correctly with either photos, lyrical descriptions or videos.
For us, the toppers were:
- GALAPAGOS (simply unique in its kind and how lucky we were that there was almost no tourism). At each island our boat was alone and everywhere we were alone with our group of 9. Rest and long observation of the unique animals made it even more unreal than we expected
- COTOPAXI with the lodging in HACIENDA SAN AUGUSTIN: just top in every aspect, what pampering, what luxury, what warm welcome and what fun with all those animals around us. Llamas eating carrots out of my mouth, Lady Gaga - the dog - frolicking along for 2 hours on our adventurous horseback ride 😊 😊, the volcano and the road to it, the wild horses in the area, the altitude, ...... How much we could recharge there !
- WALFISHES spotting (and there were many of them 😊 😊)
- Visiting the local Indian communities and the animal market in GUAMOTE
We have 1300 photos and if I were an influencer, they would be on my INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT 😊 😊 😊 , but I am just a simple soul who forwarded a bunch of photos on whatsapp to all friends and people who are interested. The wow reactions don't lie. Everyone thinks the photos and my stories are UNIQUE.
Thanks for everything."