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Isabela Island, Galapagos: What To See & Do

Isabela is Galapagos’ biggest island. Despite its size, this place is inhabited. To me, this is the most beautiful island off all. Only in Isabela you can find exotic Galapagos wildlife that are rare to spot on other neighboring islands. There’s something about this place that attracts the most beautiful animals of the archipelago! A true paradise. Isabela is a place where you can find yourself at one with nature. In only two days, you can see and do all that the island has to offer. Here’s a list of must-do activities while visiting Isabela Island: Puerto Villamil – If you’re arriving by boat from a neighboring island, this is your first stop. Admire the beauty of this small port.   1 2 3 4 Book The Bahia Tour – If you’re visiting, you must book the Bahia tour. In this 3-hour boat tour, you’ll be able to see most of the island’s highlights and top attractions. Make sure you book it in advance. 1 2 3 4 5 Get ready to Snorkel – Bring …

Santa Fe Island, Galapagos: Home To The Sea Lions

In The Galapagos, you can see sea lions everywhere: at the pier, chilling’ on benches, sleeping in boats, inside restaurants etc. But there’s no place like Santa Fe! This small island is home to hundreds of sea lions. If you’re looking for the ultimate sea lion experience, look no further than Santa Fe. Here you can see them take a nap at the beach, swim around your boat, spot baby sea lions and much more. In my opinion, the best tour is the one by The Finch Bay Hotel. Make sure to book your visit to Santa Fe with them. For more information, visit their website at http://www.finchbayhotel.com    Until next trip,    About The Author Mariella Molestina Noboa The art of saying “Yes!” can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I’ve encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally …

Top 9 Things To Do In Hanoi, Vietnam

“There’s so much going on” is what most people will tell you about Hanoi. Indeed, there’s a lot happening all at once but I loved it!  Here’s the top nine attraction to see when in Hanoi: 1.The Huc Bridge- This beautiful red bridge connects the sacred Buddhist Ngoc Son Temple and the bank of Hoan Kiem Lake in the center of the city.  2.Hoàn Kiếm Lake- Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Hồ Gươm, is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a local point for its public life.  3. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place. When He died in 1969, his body was sent to Russia to be preserved. It is very impressive to see how many people stand in line for hours just to visit his body and pay respects. Make sure you spot the change of guards!  4. Temple of Literature – Also known as Temple of Confucius and Vietnam’s first …

The Secret Behind Floreana Island’s Famous Mailbox

Floreana is a deserted island with a lot of secrets and hidden messages. Decades ago, someone decided to build a rustic mailbox here. This mailbox is just like any other, the difference is that there’s no mail service. (Wait what?) How do these letters get delivered? Ta-da! It’s up to YOU to deliver a letter. The mailbox is Floreana’ main attraction. Tourists find this a fascinating!  Think about it: some of these get delivered, some envelopes spend decades in this mailbox in the middle of nowhere and some of them will never arrive, but how cool would it be if it actually arrives?  I was eight years old when I visited Floreana for the first time. My dad and I took a day-trip cruise to three neighbor islands from Santa Cruz. I remember the my dad’s “lecture”  He explained how the mailbox worked and the history behind it. Lol Both of us wrote a letter that day. And I also remember that I took a letter with me that day, but since I was only eight …

Colorful Barcelona: Photo Gallery 

📍Barcelona, Spain ✈️ Arrive at Barcelona International Airport (BCN) 🏨 Stay at Hotel Regina – Hotel Granvia – Christopher’s Inn Hostal      ☀️ When to go? May – June – July  🏞Must Visit: Montserrat Monastery  🚲 Recommended: City Bike Tour    Typical of Gaudí: Straight lines are avoided whenever possible. There’s something about Barcelona that always captures my attention, whether is an article online or a postcard in the library, I’ve always feel inclined to this colorful city.  I don’t know anything about architecture or Gaudí, but his creative work is what makes Barcelona stand out with its uniqueness. This city is a mix of the traditional with a modern hint!  Did you know: each year 8 million tourist visit Barcelona? Making it Europe’s third most visited city. If you haven’t been yet, make sure to add it to your bucket list of places to go.  Here are some of the best shots I took on my last visit:   About The Author Mariella Molestina Noboa The art of saying “Yes!” can take you far …