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... wanted to kill the prisoners but couldn't because the families back on the mainland would complain, so they had to find a task for them to do instead. Many prisoners died during its construction and there was a lot of cruelty, hence the name since given to it since.
Our penultimate stop was at a lava tunnel, formed naturally from a volcanic erruption. There was a hole down into it and water at the bottom.
Our last stop was a walk along the ...
... breed, having been rescued from the area where they lived after the Sierra Negra volcano last erupted in 2005. The good thing however is that they have been breeding and the babies will eventually be released into the wild, however the rescued tortoise will stay at the breeding centre for the rest of their lives. After, the breeding centre, we went for a 20 min drive further into the National Park to see the Wall of Tears. The history of the Wall ...
... massive marine iguanas and white tip reef sharks. The city itself is the most populated of the Islands, lots of things to do and plenty of places to relax.
I met some really nice guys (Rainer from Germany and Oliver from Switzerland) traveling through on a dive trip at the famous "local eat Street". We shared a few beers and some delicious fish and of course some laughs. It was awesome to have some company to enjoy the amazing scenery with. Particularly company that ...
... that South America is better than Central America - at least for me. Can't really explain why too much, but added security, amazing places and seemingly much more travellers about to hang out and do things makes me feel much more at ease.
After some debate with myself, decided I would do the mountain biking - only one day after complaining about my last bike being **** and that i hated bikes. Managed to get one of the cheap deals in town (probably a bad idea) but I was told ...
... Quito. The early hour meant that there was almost no traffic about and so we made it there in only an hour. The airport was fully awake with large numbers of people queuing at check in desks. We were to fly with an airline specialising in the Galápagos Islands. The trip rep who had accompanied us in the bus from the hotel lead us to an area of the airport reserved for travellers to the islands. We had to put all of our luggage through an X-ray machine before the bags ...
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