Currently, I am on wifi on the paradise island Santa Cruz among the Galapagos Islands for one reason: to keep track on the election in Norway. At the same time, I wanted to update you all that we have arrived safely and been having a blast the last two days.
Not everyone is lucky enough to visit Galapagos Islands, and many people don’t even know about them. The Galápagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. The creatures that call the islands home, many found nowhere else in the world, act as if humans are nothing more than slightly annoying paparazzi.
This is not the Bahamas and these aren’t typical tropical paradises; in fact, most of the islands are devoid of vegetation and some look more like the moon than Hawaii. However, Santa Cruz, where we stay in the beginning, look like paradise.
This isolated group of volcanic islands and its fragile ecosystem have taken almost mythological status as a showcase of biodiversity. Yet you don’t have to be an evolutionary biologist or an ornithologist to appreciate one of the few places left on the planet where the human footprint is kept to a minimum.
At the day of arrival, we spent the afternoon checking out the centre of Santa Cruz; Puerto Ayora. We got to see Galápagos Land Iguana, Galápagos Fur Seal and different sorts of birds flying around, before we ate some dinner and relaxed after a long day of travel.