The Gorgeous Galapagos
Trip Start Apr 03, 2003
16Trip End Oct 01, 2003
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I really dont know where to start, but I have to say that the Galapagos Islands is truly the most amazing place on earth! Its indescribably beautiful......
Let me start from the beginning.....
I flew out of Quito about 2 weeks ago onto the main island, where I met a cool Israeli girl, Osnat, and we sorted out a place to stay and managed to get a good last minute deal on a cool boat for an 8 day tour of the islands.
So we spent the next 8 days cruising around the islands, checking out the cool wildlife (marine iguanas, sealions, turtles, all sorts of cool birds) and getting so close to everything you felt like you could reach out and touch them
We spent loads of time snorkelling and I swam with turtles, penguins, sea lions and even sharks! I also did 2 dives which were amazing, especially being surrounded by around 8 1.5m Galapagos sharks. The sea lions were also incredibly playful and I spent hours frolicking with them in the water - they come right up to your mask and then shoot off, and also bite your fins.
Being on the boat was amazing, the crew were all really cool and chilled out and the food was also amazing. So all the weight I lost via the diarrhoea diet in Colombia has settled itself right back onto my butt, much to my dismay!
And then there is Valerio, our guide. What an amazing guy! He was a fantastic guide with so much passion for the wildlife and islands
But now Im sitting in an internet cafe in Puerto Ayora, being miserable and wishing I could be back on the boat. Ive had the time of my life here and I really cant put into words just how amazing this place is.
Anyway, all good things must come to an end, so tomorrow Im flying back to the mainland where Im heading down to Peru for the Inca Trail..... laters!