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Galapagos…continued

But how do you get to see all this?

The arrival on the islands is similar to the approach to some other remote sunny paradises on this world…very small airport and a lot of tourists What is already different, is the entrance fee you have to pay before being allowed to leave the airport – a quite substantial USD 100.

Nevertheless the airline that brought us here already had the right logo on their planes

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Galapagos

After quite some time without (fast enough) internet….to put a weeks visit into a single word: Fantastic!

Why is Galapagos “fantastic”? Well, it’s really hard to describe…but it’s less the number of species or individual animals that you will see, it’s more about your interaction with them – or at least their fearlessness.

Where else can you come closer than a meter to some birds, watching them, taking pictures and they don’t seem to feel the need to fly away. Instead they are observing you, as you are not the visitor but them.

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Planning / Route – continued

The link in the post above will always stay up to date, but as their have been quite some changes and additions, I think it’s worth mentioning once again the current status:

Legend:

  • Blue Flag (Stops)
  • Yellow/Red Sticker (Must Haves)
  • Blau Line (Flight – RTW Ticket)
  • Green Line (Flight – Additional)
  • Rot Line (Surface)
  • Green Sticker (2010?)

A more detailed description of the route will follow – together with some details on how the ticket booking process went *smiley winking*