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Travel Blog 2017-01-24T07:59:12+00:00

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18Sep, 2017

One Year Since Moving to Galapagos, Ecuador

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

This week marked one year since I decided to permanently move to Galapagos, Ecuador and I have no regrets. The changes in my life, the struggles I've experienced arriving and staying here, and the lack of first world amenities are far outweighed by the benefits I've discovered of living in a tropical island paradise and the overall happiness I feel. [...]

28Aug, 2017

Chinese Shark Killing in Galapagos

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week Ecuador marine authorities detained a Chinese ship illegally carrying 300 tonnes of fish including tens of thousands of sharks and other marine life. This ship was caught within the Galapagos Marine Reserve, a highly protected area of the Galapagos that is home to the highest concentration of sharks in the world. Identifying Illegal Fishermen 20 crew members have [...]

23Aug, 2017

Why Diabetic Travel Doesn’t Have to be Stressful

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Being diabetic doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy and relax on your holiday. Below are some helpful hints and tips to ensure you can travel without stress whilst attending to the many important needs of being diabetic. 1. Plan in advance. Start formulating a list of all your diabetic medication and supplies such as insulin, syringes, glucometer and glucose tablets, [...]

26Jul, 2017

Buying Diabetic Supplies in Galapagos

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

My challenge this week has been to try and buy more insulin and BSL test strips here in Galapagos. Since arriving in back Ecuador in September 2016 I have been using all of the diabetic supplies I brought with me from Australia. Most of the time these supplies have an expiry date of 18 months in advance and as an Australian [...]

5Jul, 2017

Camping on Sierra Negra Volcano

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Last weekend I was very lucky to have the opportunity to horse ride up to the top of Sierra Negra Volcano, one of Galapagos's very active volcanoes and camp overnight on the edge of the crater. Many visitors to Galapagos visit the Sierra Negra volcano on a day tour, where a Naturalist Guide leads the group on a 16km walk [...]

26Jun, 2017

My Diabetic Life 2 years since turning Vegan

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Two years ago I decided to adopt a plant-based, whole foods, vegan diet and it has been one of the best life decisions I have ever made, both in terms of my diabetic life and my health overall. As I have posted previously I decided to try a vegan diet after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives. Highlighting the health [...]