1. Markus
    September 10, 2017 @ 6:43 am

    Hi Tiyana,

    i saw your great Youtube video and so I was very happy to see that you created this useful guide for Galapagos.

    I have a few questions about your trip:

    1 – Do you think it’s important to speak Spanish at Galapagos? Or is it possible to communicate in English only (book hotels, taxi, daytrips etc)

    2 – When did you travel to Galapagos? Do you think you can see all the animals the whole year?

    3 – Did you try to catch a Last Minute cruise at Santa Cruz or did you decide to explore the islands by yourself in advance?

    4 – The records of your camera are high quality. Which camera did you use? And how did you record under water? With a stick or was the camera fixed on your body? I like the underwater records a lot

    Looking forward to your answer

    Nice greetings from Austria



    • Tiyana
      September 12, 2017 @ 10:40 am

      Hey there!
      Thanks so much I’m glad you liked the video 🙂

      1 – I don’t think it is essential to speak Spanish, we don’t speak Spanish and didn’t have any trouble communicating with anyone there. Anyone working in an industry related to tourism is used t foreigners so they all speak English.

      2 – We visited in mid January, and saw every animal we wanted to. I’m pretty sure you can see most animals here year long because being so close to the equator the temperate/climate is similar year-round, so most animals don’t migrate and have year round mating seasons.

      3 – We didn’t try to catch a cruise, I had done my research in advance and new exactly what I wanted to see/do while I was there, and because we were so restricted on money, I wanted to know exactly what I was going to spend so I could plan the rest of my trip accordingly.

      4 – I use a Cannon 600D for most of my filming- it is an entry level DSLR camera, it takes great photos but unfortunately isn’t designed for video so sometimes its hard to vlog with (for example it doesnt automatically focus when filming). I also use my iPhone 7 for some footage, and we had a GoPro Hero+ LCD for the underwater shots here, although I have since upgraded to the GoPro Hero 5 which is much better.

      Hope this helps, and have a wonderful time in the Galapagos Islands- they are truely one of the most amazing places on earth 🙂


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