The Galapagos Islands are one of the most unique, biodiverse areas on the planet. With creatures that you won’t find anywhere else on Earth, volcanic landscapes and waters teeming with life, it’s no wonder that many people have Galapagos Islands on their bucket list. Because it’s so incomparable, it can be hard to figure out what to pack for the Galapagos Islands.
Standing in the middle of the main intersection of Puerto Velazco Ibarra on Floreana Island, in the Galapagos archipelago, I turned in a full circle, taking in the remoteness of the island.
The large roads spanning the entire town are a mix of gravel and volcanic rock; you can see from end to end as well as the small bungalows and solar streetlights. In the distance stands the volcano Cerro Pajas, the highest point on the island. It was the dry season when I visited the small island, and you could see the stark white of the Palo Santo Trees in contrast to the black gravel.
I couldn’t fully grasp how extraordinary the Galapagos Islands were until my second day. In walking two kilometres, the landscape had changed drastically. One minute I was walking on a sand beach, then my feet stumbled over black precarious volcanic rock. Around me, the mangroves turned into cacti and the sea birds into finches.
In the remaining six months of 2016, there’s so much to see and do! Here is what you can expect on my site, Facebook, and Instagram in the coming months.