I am finally completing some videos from a January trip to the Galapagos!
For anyone with the desire and means to travel, I highly recommend a trip here at some point in your lifetime. The Galapagos islands have an interesting history, breath-taking natural beauty, and a pleasant climate, to be sure. But the most inspiring thing about these islands is you get to visit (gently) a place where humans don’t matter. Of course we do matter, in that we could easily — and almost did — destroy a pristine paradise. But we don’t matter, individually and personally, to the animals that live here. They evolved without a human presence, so they don’t have a natural fear of us. The marine iguanas, sea lions, sea turtles and Galapagos tortoises, among others, allow us to get up close to observe them going about their daily lives. And what fascinating lives they lead! So have a look at the videos to see these primeval creatures in their natural habitats. In between the nature tours, you will also get to see some interesting places to visit for the adventurous traveler.
Here’s the first installment of a four-part series:
Full disclosure: I spent the entire time on the one island of San Cristobal. This island has easy access to observe the majority of the unique species of wildlife of the islands, with the exception of the blue-footed boobies and the Galapagos penguins. (So, sorry if you’re a big booby or penguin fan — no footage of them!) It also has a wide variety of accomodation, shops, tour agencies, restaurants and historical sites available for the adventure traveler. And — wait for it — it has arguably the best surf of any of the islands. While the surf never got epic during my 10 days on the island, it did get very, very good for a couple days near the end. More on that in the final video.
Happy travels! May this inspire you to enjoy many NeuroAdventures in your life, as well.