Reef Safari Sainte Anne Island Seychelles

My day trip to Sainte Anne Marine National Park is a favorite memory. People in the group were as interesting as the exotic islands we explored. I enjoyed conversations with three fun couples: Australian British / South African Seychellois Catamaran Anahita I chatted with Krishna from Chennai who has lived in the Seychelles for over 20…

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Whale Watching São Miguel Island Azores

Today’s whale watching expedition was intense. The day started with sunshine but typical of erratic Azorean weather, the skies quickly turned overcast and strong wind beared down on our small rubber commando-style boat. The tour company, Picos de Aventura (Peaks of Adventure), is appropriately named. The first order of business was signing a release agreement – always…

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Humboldt Penguin Reserve Punta de Choros Chile

The tour of Humboldt Penguin Reserve yesterday was amazing! Even though it was overcast along the coast, we saw an unbelievable number of animals! Our group of 16 was eclectic with seven Germans, a woman from the Netherlands, a Peruvian couple, a Colombian, four Chileans, and me. Commentary from our Chilean guide, Jorge, was excellent.…

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