The best and the worstª of days.

Trip Start Mar 07, 2007
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Saturday, April 21, 2007

We made it to Galapagos, it is so cool, but we got here today and today has been the worst day of travel so far. Lemme tell you!

Well, we stayed near the airport last night so we could leave real early this am. the only place to hav edinner was the airport, which was cool ,we could ask about flights, so we dfo and the girl (beach) says we wont get one for 3 weeks (just to make us go away I´m sure) - fark! so we stress, go in in the am to ask another airline, they say, yeah we have flights so we run to our hotel get our bags and run back to the airport (coz we think we´re luckyt to get a flight ) (see how this is turning into that beaches fault?!) scream in go to pay for tix, my CC doesn´t work (never does) so Simon gets his - no CC, wher eis it? He does this all the time so I don´t stress coz it´s always like stress stress - oh there it is, not today, lost it, so we have to pay with another credit card (until this mo I thought we had too many cards, not today!) , we have 5 mins to board the plane and Simon´s on hold to London to cancel his CC. We make it.  They close the doors, Içm reading the guide book which says take heaps of memory sticks... youçve got the camera, right? no, faaaaaaark. we have left it in the hotel, and we are going down the runway. So, we start to write what we need to ask in Spanish to get the hotel to find the camera and look after it. stress stress. Forlorn, we have no camera on the GALAPAGOS. of all the places. anyway, lots of self=loathing going on, no blame for anything but honestly, how useless are we+ thinking of changing our travel log to something more fitting of our general uselessnessª ¿excuse punctuation the keys are not as they seem) So we get here, call the hotel. Oh no, first, we have to pay (200 dollars entrance fee, of course we have no money because we left so early so they take our passports. Then we catch a bus, fine, boat, fine, except we leave our bages on the bus DER I mean honestlyª haven´t we losat enough stuff today? When will we learn?!!! and then another bus ¿after getting our bags of couseª? and we make it, have to call the hotel, they of course Çno entiendoÇ even though they understand all the bits, so weçre thinking great, theyçve got our camera and we wonçt se eit again, finally after roaming the streets looking for bilinguists we head to the tourist beaureau and get this wicked ¿i love her? power woman to cal lon our behalf, she gets all official and... they are sending our camera on the next flightª Best end to a cruddy day. Oh, and even though all info said only mastercard here ¿we lost the mastercard? actually the bank took the card we have left so we have moneyª Woohooª we were thinking we were on the Galapagos with no funds and weçd have to go home again, but we couldnçt even pay to get our passports back, man it was a dilemma, so we now have passports, phew, and money, so we can sit down and relax  finally. Did I breathe yet+ Itçs been a hell of a day. But weçre here and itçs super and people are really friendly and there are birds everyewhere and weçre free agents to do as we please for 90 days if we so wish. And I can send you pictures which is the best thing. Ciao for now, your most stupid friends, Jill and Simon.
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