The best way to explain the stunning beauty of San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands is to show it to you. Even the best cameras remain unable to capture the isle as well as my memory has, but who would I be if I didn’t try? Below is a visual timeline of my journey across San Cristobal, from an early arrival on Day 1 to my late afternoon departure on day 6.
Les juro que todo fue tranquilo en las islas encantadas.
The first two full days of my trip I spent on the mainland, exploring all of the beaches and seemingly endless paths I could find.
The last two full days of my trip were spent on & in the water, and wandering the far end of the island.
Day 70: Galapagos Tortoise "Dammit, you found me, now leave! You whippersnappers are always interrupting my constant meals of banana leaves with your requests for selfies, and I am having no more of it. Let me get back to my tiny dinosaur existence; I already had to learn Spanish a couple of centuries ago." #NoFilter
I went on a half-day tour by truck, alone, with my driver acting as my guide in each locale. He grew up on the island, and was able to introduce me to important people and animals and facts on each stop. On my last morning, just before my flight, I actually met a guy from Guayaquil who went snorkeling with me. I was scared to go alone, so he agreed to accompany me and we dove in to watch turtles, fish, and coral life from above & below. But my best memories are still the ones I have of exploring on my own, savoring moments with nature that I could never find anywhere else.
Have you ever spontaneously taken a long weekend somewhere? How did it turn out for you?