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The Galapagos

The Galapagos is an island chain (13 major and 6 minor islands) located in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 miles off the west coast of Equator along the equator. The Galapagos was made famous by the visit of Charles Darwin visit in 1835. The flight was uneventful and we landed on Baltra Island at an old U.S. Military Airbase built during WWII which was later turned over to Ecuador when the U.S. pulled out in 1950s. After I arrived and met my guide (Jorge), I was taken to the boat.