Our long weekend of island hopping ended with a day and a half on the beautiful island of Santa Cruz, where we did the land lava tunnels, which was inside of a giant tortoise reserve. It was incredible to see such old formations that were created from molten lava! And the tortoises are just adorable… Read More


We’ve found paradise. Genuine paradise. Glorious beaches with the bluest, most crystal clear sea that I’ve ever seen; filled with the friendliest animals such as sea lions, fish and of course the infamous green sea turtles. We’ve been staying at the Hacienda Tranquila, which is in a beautiful spot with giant tortoises that we’ve been… Read More


July 23   We all arose early to catch our 10:40 am flight and ended up hiring our own bus because the booked one didn’t show up. All went well and we checked our bags and got through security without a problem.   We had some lunch at an airport cafe and then waited until… Read More


Being on the Galapagos for nearly two weeks, we feel we’ve really got to experience first hand Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory – Survival of the Fittest. Here’s our 20 tips to surviving The Galapagos: To get you through the day, buy an expensive Nutella jar or two – probably cheaper on the mainland To warm your… Read More


We’ve been thinking about food. Here is a list of all the foods we’ve been dreaming of to greet us on our return home. Not that we’d want you to prepare a shopping list.. For Breakfast 1. Greek yoghurt raspberries and blueberries 2. Beans on toast 3. Bacon butty with scrambled egg 4. Chocolate sprinkles… Read More


So we’ve all just got back from a jam-packed long weekend island hopping. From island to island we went, with very little time for stopping. 5am wake ups to catch a boat pretty much every day, The idea of a 2 hour bumpy boat ride filled some people with utter dismay. Even for those who… Read More


We’ve been thinking about food. Here is a list of all the foods we’ve been dreaming of to greet us on our return home. Not that we’d want you to prepare a shopping list… For Breakfast 1. Greek yoghurt raspberries and blueberries 2. Beans on toast 3. Bacon butty with scrambled egg 4. Chocolate sprinkles… Read More


We’re in the Galapagos! Interesting fact about the Galapagos and South America in general, there’s an lleneo every 15 years. And an lleneo means it rains, a lot. Fortunately this becomes irrelevant when you’re on the coast because it seldom rains there and it is hot. Unfortunately the Hacienda Tranquilla seems permanently under one rain… Read More


  After arriving in the late afternoon on Monday from our weekend of island hopping, The Leapers were ready get back to work. But no before we celebrated Pepe´s birthday party! Pepe works at the hacienda and has been helping and directing us for the past week. We signed an ´I love boobies!´ shirt (blue-footed… Read More


After a long work week the Leapers were up at five AM (the girls a little earlier to sing “22“ to Robyn in honor of her birthday) to get to the docks in town and catch the boat from our home base island of San Cristobal to Santa Cruz and then Isabela. There was the… Read More