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South Plaza Island Galapagos
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Christopher Klassen

A Brief Overview of the History of Galapagos Plant Life

When the Galapagos Islands were first discovered, Tomás de Berlanga said, “It looked as though God had caused it to rain stones.” Guests may find his opinions a little harsh in light of the island’s current population density and level of documentation about Galapagos plant life.

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Española Island a badge of the history of the galapagos islands
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Christopher Klassen

Exploring the Discovery and Historical Background of the Galapagos Islands Aboard Santa Cruz II

Bishop Tomas de Berlanga accidentally found the Galapagos Islands on March 10, 1535. He saw the islands to be rather disappointing and wrote of them as “a land where God seemed to have showered stones in the middle of the ocean, stones inhabited by bizarre animals – like tortoises carrying a ‘Galapagos’ (saddle), stupid birds, and dragon-looking lizards.”

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Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
Christopher Klassen

Who Lives in the Galapagos?

Many are surprised to know the Galapagos are indeed inhabited. Even though the archipelago is a National Park, some of the biggest islands are not

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Costa Del Pacifico Los Frailes Ecuador
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Christopher Klassen

Ecuador Facts: A Compilation of Natural Accomplishments

Ecuador facts highlight that Ecuador is gaining recognition as one of the most incredible and exciting tourist destinations. Its many attractions include world-famous colonial districts, an abundance of Amazonian delicacies, a remarkable section of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and the Galapagos Islands, which serve as the cherry on top of this incredible cake.

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