The Final Chapter
There are 13 main islands in this volcanic archipelago and the total population is around 25,000 people. Each island is incredibly unique and some have pretty fascinating histories. But even more amazing is the biodiversity of plant and animal life.
Plus, many of the species here have evolved and lived without predators so are completely unfazed by a human standing in front of them taking a few hundred snap shots.
Our first stop was a flamingo rest stop where we could watch the friendly birds snack and relax. Next, we checked out the tortoise breeding center on the island.
Throughout the course of our trip we went on 3 snorkeling trips, each one better than the last.
Around 10 we left our lovely hotel room and headed for the square, but when we arrived everyone was just standing around listening to two radio DJs tell stories on stage. “Where’s the party??” we asked, and everyone told us to chill out and relax. So we did.
And when midnight finally rolled around the band came out, the music came on, the dancing began, and the effigies were set ablaze. Turns out they don’t actually start the festivities until midnight down here. And they don’t actually end the party until around 8 in the morning. Yikes.
For our next day trip, we decided to check out Floreana island. What Floreana lacks in crazy wildlife it makes up for in ridiculous history.
The month long, pre-lent celebration!
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