Montañita is a small coastal town, northwest of Guayaquil, dedicated almost exclusively to surfing and partying. This was our next destination, and after a short bus trip (during which we got to see what I can only refer to as the worst movie ever made) we arrived in the surfing town. As soon as we… Read More


After our first working week in San Cristobal we decided to use our free weekend visiting the other nearby islands and enjoying as much of the scenery as the Galapagos had to offer. We left for Santa Cruz Saturday morning, and after a very bumpy 2 hour boat ride we arrived at the port where… Read More


We arrived in Santa Cristobal on Monday afternoon and were greeted with warm hearts by the people already at la Hacienda Tranquila. That day was spent mostly unpacking and visiting El Puerto, the port city of Santa Cristobal. This place is nothing like mainland Ecuador, for one it’s not in the mountains so running for… Read More


The first week of volunteering was hard work and my hands needed a rest so that my blisters had a chance to heal. We started out by digging holes to make way for piping for transporting water. Once the pipes were put down, it was time to fill up the holes again. It doesn’t sound… Read More


Today’s the day we finally embark on an adventure to this mysterious remote land, where we will be spending the next 6 weeks. The first day of the Ecuadorian trip has gone rather slowly, considering it started with a 14hr trip from London to Quito, the capital of Ecuador. But despite this long tedious journey,… Read More