.my knowledge of galapagos goes as far as what i've seen on national geographic, with the voice of the great David Attenborough narrating over amazing shots of its unique landscape and animals. also the 1998 movie, Godzilla; I'll let you figure that one out yourself, but it's got something to do with the endemic species of marine iguanas on the galapagos archipelago.
.it's also the place explored by charles darwin, where he found inspiration to write his theories on evolution and adaptation. he did a deep study of the many different sub-species of finches on the galapagos archipelago, better known as "darwin's finches"
.and so i'm going to go ahead and be the lazy shit i am and use his quotes to express my experience of the wonderful world of the galapagos islands. a place where i learned some spanish, found a karaoke bar on isla isabela, smoked a cigarette backwards because i was drunk af and it was also soaked and filled with sand. why? go to the end and you'll find out
“I was always amused when overtaking one of these great monsters [a tortoise], as it was quietly pacing along, to see how suddenly, the instant I passed, it would draw in its head and legs, and uttering a deep hiss fall to the ground with a heavy sound, as if struck dead. I frequently got on their backs, and then giving a few raps on the hinder parts of their shells, they would rise up and walk away; – but I found it very difficult to keep my balance.”