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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).

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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Another Covid update

So….for the first time since 2018 we are having small regrets about being homeless by choice.  Yes, we’ve moved yet again.  In the middle of a pandemic.  My parents are snow birds and it was time for them to fly … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Colombia (2020)*

So, where to start?  This trip to Colombia was not nearly as magical as our trip in 2015.  Part of that is due to the fact that Robert arrived sick and, just about the time he started feeling better, I … Continue reading

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The food you have to try in Colombia*

Many people think of Colombian food as meat and starch, and there is quite a bit of that to be found.  But, we happen to really like the food in Colombia (especially the street food).  So, what foods do you … Continue reading

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Bird watching in Minca*

My favorite thing about Minca was the birds.  (In case you are wondering, Robert’s favorite thing about Minca was visiting the organic coffee farm.)  Colombia has the highest diversity of birds in the world.  In fact, there are over 1900 … Continue reading

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