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About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).

Final thoughts on Ecuador*

Oh Ecuador, we barely got to know you.  Although we had planned to spend a full two months in Ecuador, our trip got cut short due to covid.  But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have thoughts.  Because we always have … Continue reading

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360 Tour of San Cristobal*

Upon arrival in San Cristobal, we went from shop to shop looking for some sort of snorkeling tour we could do the next day.  After talking to numerous places, it became clear that the 360 Tour was our best option … Continue reading

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Things to do on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos*

After five lovely days on Isabela Island, it was time to head to San Cristobal Island.  We couldn’t take the teeny tiny plane, as we had too much luggage.  So, it was back to the ferry for us.  And, because … Continue reading

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Day trip to Tintoreras*

One of the day trips pretty much every tour company on Isabela offers is a half-day trip to Tintoreras, a small island nearly within swimming distance of the main pier.  We booked with Pahohoe and paid $50/person (again, we probably … Continue reading

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Day trip to Los Tuneles*

If you are visiting Isabela Island, one of the “must do’s” is a day trip to Los Tuneles, a collection of small islands formed ages ago when one of the many volcanoes on Isabela erupted.  As a result of the … Continue reading

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Things to do on Isabela Island, Galapagos*

After 5 lovely days on Santa Cruz Island, it was time to pack up and head to Isabela.  We were really looking forward to Isabela, as we had read that it was the most beautiful island and the least touristy … Continue reading

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Diving North Seymour, Galapagos*

What?  Two blogs in one week?  During the great pandemic lock-down when absolutely nothing is going on?  What is she thinking?  Well, I will tell you.  Neither Sunday’s post nor today’s post had much to say.  So, we decided to … Continue reading

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Diving Gordon Rocks, Galapagos*

Robert loves to dive.  It is one his favorite things in the entire world.  But, he doesn’t love to write so….enjoy a few photos of his dive trip to Gordon Rocks.

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Day trip to North Seymour Island, Galapagos*

While visiting Santa Cruz, we knew we wanted to take a day trip or two.  North Seymour had not been on our list of possible day trips (I can’t for the life of me remember why we had discarded the … Continue reading

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Things to do on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos*

When we decided to go to the Galapagos, and once I stopped jumping up and down yelling “we are going to the Galapagos,” our first decision was which islands to visit.  (The cruise or land question had already been answered, … Continue reading

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