For A Complete Experiential Tour, The Galapagos Islands Offer Twenty Ports

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Galápagos Ports Include:   Chinese Hat Island (officially Isla Sombrero Chino) is one of the smallest Galápagos Islands, located close to the Santiago Island and shaped like a Chinese hat. Santiago Island consists of two overlapping volcanoes. Champion Island is a popular cruise port destination for snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife watching. Genovesa Island (aka “Tower Island”) is one of the minor islands, named after Genoa, Italy. Floreana Island is named after the first president of Ecuador, …

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  Light and low-carb, these wraps are great as an appetizer, or they can be an entrée themselves. Try variations like substituting other kinds of meat for the chicken. Or you can leave the meat out if you want a vegetarian option, in which case increase the quantity of mushrooms, add tofu and bamboo shoots to round out the filling. Ingredients WRAP: 8 med iceberg or butter lettuce leaves FILLING: 2 dried black mushrooms 1 1?2 tsp (5 g) …

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The Short List- Restaurants to Visit in The Galapagos Islands

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1.      ANKER mar to table Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly 2.      Almar Puerto Ayora Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 3.      Coco Surf Puerto Villamil Latin Seafood, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 4.      IslaGrill Puerto Ayora Bar, Seafood Barbecue, Vegetarian & Vegan Options 5.      Los Kioskos Puerto Ayora Latin Seafood, Barbecue, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly 6.      Finch Bay Restaurant Puerto Ayora International, Contemporary, Ecuadorean Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Ready to book a cruise to the Galápagos Islands? Visit: …

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Culinary Options in Galapagos Islands- Recommendations for Restaurants

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With restaurants offering fresh local seafood, Argentinian dishes, pizza, desserts, local Galápagos coffee, vegetarian dishes, and cocktails made with local fruits and juices, the culinary options available in the Galápagos are sure to please any palate.*The restaurant La Garrapata is located on the island of Puerto Ayora. La Garrapata is a restaurant tourists and locals love to frequent. They present each patron meals which include seafood, chicken dishes, and some pasta dishes. Be sure to check out …

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Things to do in the Galapagos

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View native wildlife and plants, picturesque white sandy beaches, 19 volcanic islands, endless mountain biking trails, snorkeling, and the Charles Darwin Research Center. The Galápagos Islands offer an incredible walk through history with the Natural History Museum. Learn about the giant Galapagos tortoises, sharks, sea lions, and many other wonders of the Galapagos. Join local companies and associations working to preserve the natural habitat of the Galapagos. You will be taught eco-friendly ways of fishing and farming …

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All About the Galapagos Islands and Why Everyone Wants to Visit This Remote Destination

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The Galápagos Islands of Ecuador are becoming a must-see destination for their remarkable natural environments with native wildlife in sea and on land, incredible shore excursions, ecotourism, and delectable restaurants. The Galápagos Islands offer 19 volcanic islands, with Galápagos tortoises settling to give birth on Isla Bartolomé. Stroll or hike on land with flamingos and iguanas. Mountain bike in Santa Cruz or San Cristóbal- the off-beaten paths are sure to provide the thrill of a lifetime. Explore …

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Café Maria Theresa compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  Popular throughout Austria, this flavorful coffee is named for beloved Austrian empress Maria Theresa. And, this same recipe with a twist makes a Fiaker. That version, named for Vienna’s carriage drivers or fiakers, who need something warm to keep going in chilly weather, substitutes rum for the orange liqueur and omits the garnish. Ingredients 1 tsp (4 g) sugar 2 T (30 ml) orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Cointreau) 6 oz (177 ml) freshly brewed coffee 1 T …

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Russian Oladi compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

These are light, fluffy Russian pancakes made with kefir, a cultured sour milk. They are like plump little pillows, a bit tart, creating a nice contrast to a sweet topping. Chewier and less cakey than an American-style pancake, you can try them plain or with sour cream, fruit preserves or even a drizzle of condensed milk. Ingredients 3 lg eggs 2 C (473 g) kefir or buttermilk 3 T (36 g) sugar ½ tsp (2.5 g) salt …

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Sales open for MSC Virtuosa, the highly anticipated fourth Meraviglia generation cruise ship

MSC Cruises — the Swiss-based world’s largest privately-owned cruise line and brand market leader in Europe, South America and the Gulf — announced today the opening of sales for MSC Virtuosa, beginning her inaugural season in the Western Mediterranean on November 8, 2020. Sales are open now exclusively for MSC Voyagers Club members, as one of the many benefits of the loyalty program that rewards MSC Cruises guests. For all other guests, sales will open on December …

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