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The Galapagos Islands

Galapagos: an isolated archipelago formed by volcanoes millions of years ago where only 3% of all the islands are inhabited by humans and animals are as curious about you as you are about them. We had the pleasure of spending 11 days at this enchanted place and are already discussing when to go back. We visited almost every island and each one has something amazing to see, great and unique landscapes, wild life, gorgeous beaches, caves… Words can’t do it justice, but don’t worry because we took many pictures :) The time we spent here made an impact on us and you MUST visit it at some point in your life.

Enjoy!

These pictures are just a taste, go see them all HERE!

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Claudia Hernandez December 6, 2011 Reply

    You guys have some beautiful pictures!! I can’t imagine what an amazing adventure this must be for you both!!….You just made me add one more to my places to visit list :) Saludos!

  2. danielfee December 18, 2011 Reply

    My wife and I did this trip last December. I did the Machu Picchu hike alone this year. SHe is not up for that much hiking. Did you do the Galapagos and Machu Picchu trips back to back? So far we have been to 37 counties and the Galapagos is at the top of this list.
    Dan

    • Pamela December 18, 2011 Reply

      Hi Dan, yes, we did it back to back. We are traveling in South America until April next year :) If you haven’t been to Galapagos I highly recommend it. We did an 8 day cruise and it was fantastic! They organize everything for you (snorkel, walks, meals and guides) and you get to see most of the islands. It also saves you a lot time vs. taking day trips to each island. It is a little expensive but it is worth the money and you can save by reserving at the islands (they call it last minute deals) …ours was more than half the price of others on our boat. It’s awesome that you have been to 37 countries, I hope to get there one day :D

      • danielfee December 18, 2011 Reply

        Pamela,
        Yes, we did the Galapagos Islands trip last December. We were on the National Geographic Endevor. We had 4 professional photographers, one of whom was a National Geographic photographer with a half dozen covers to his credit. We aslo had 5 naturalist and the former director of the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) on board. So in addition to the hiking and snorkeling we had many classes and lectures. It was fantastic. The coolest thing we saw was a Lava Heron swoop down and grab a Darwin Finch. It then proceeded to drowned it and eat it. I caught most of it on video. In speaking with the former CDRS director later, he said Lava Herons don’t eat finches. I said they do now and I have the video to prove it. So I had to send him a copy he could use for his classes. Evolution, isn’t it great.
        Traveling until next April! You will be well on your way to 37 countries. I subscibed so I will be able to keep up with your adventures. I assume you will make it all the way down to Ushuaia. If so follow Jimmy Buffet’s advise and have a little party at the end of the world.
        Dan

  3. Shutter Bug January 4, 2012 Reply

    Lovely images. Galapagos Islands is one place I dream of visiting and photographing some day. Thanks for sharing.

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