The Galapagos are in Ecuador.
Quito is also in Ecuador (pictured above).
I started my Ecudaorian trip in Quito (capital of Ecuador). This is a must, for the Galapagos. All flights must disembark from either Quito or Guayaquil. Quito sounded better than Guayaquil. This was the rational.
Quito is a big city. Its got some nice churches, some cool museums, and pickpocketing/stabbings at night. Therefore, these were the rules I followed while in Quito;
1) stay long enough too visit some churches/museums/stuff
2) do not take candy from strangers
3) most importantly, do not to get hussled, robbed, manhandled, and or shot.
1) simple tasks such as walking, taking a shower, and living, become difficult
2) one alcoholic drink will get you drunk
3) at random intervals your body will start panting really fast for air (for absolutely no reason)
The climb to the top of the church was quite an ordeal.
There were tiny windy stairs, sketchy ladders, various construction operations at varying levels of the church. Too me, it looked and felt as though the church was going to come crashing to the ground.
Luckily that didn't happen and I can now relive my experiences with you. This is because you and me, we're best friends.
Wow, wow, and double wow. This place is unreal. Pictured above, is husband and friend. We have just arrived in the Galapagos.
Ok, I'll try and paint a picture for you.
Imagine this; animals everywhere. Everywhere you step or look or sit, there is an animal.
Not just ordinary animals. Animals that are not afraid of humans.
These animals are really friendly and not afraid of humans, but that does not mean you can touch them. They still like to keep their space. Kinda like me.
We stayed at a super swanky hotel. We weren't the only guests though.
Besides the sea lion, there were also a million Galapagos crabs staying at this hotel.
These crabs are pretty stealthy because they can walk on water, move and jump from rock to rock, and climb vertical gradients.
These iguanas are unique, because they have the ability to live and forage in the sea.
Yesterday I went to Tortuga Bay and found zillions of these marine iguanas sunning themselves on the volcanic rock (pictured below).
Later in the day, me, friend, and husband rented a kayak and kayaked out to sea. We jumped off our kayaks and went snorkeling with white tip reef sharks, marine turtles, and sting rays. It was scary and awesome at the same time.
There are a million yellow warblers here. Apparently, they are the only yellow birds on the island. Very cute.
I will not explain them all, because you have internet, mine is really slow, and I really really really want to play in the sun.
On the boat ride here, I took Gravol. I did not get sick. This was a big relief.
On the boat ride to Isabela, I saw 10 dolphins. I love dolphins.
I have now wriiten everything I can think of.
I am sure that I will come up with some more things to say.
Tomorrow I am going to find some penguins, tortouises, and flamingos.
I will let you know how this goes. Promise.