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As promised, here are a bunch of photos from my 10 year anniversary trip with my wife to the Galapagos Islands.

One of the two hotels we stayed at

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Crazy fish market when the boats are coming in

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BABIES!

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Looks like good times, thanks for sharing.
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and on the last day we just rested.

I highly recommend a vacation there. It was easily the most fun I've had on vacation ever, and there's so much to do that kids would love. Probably less expensive than Disney world.
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Awesome photos!
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Dugan wrote:
Probably less expensive than Disney world.
Even at $1200+ per person for airfare?
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Thank you for the very interesting pictures. Makes me regret I never tried to get there when I was young enough to make the trip.
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Awesome thanks for the photos and the tips.....just one question any scooters?
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Thanks for the pictures! Looks very interesting. Cathy and I are headed there in May.
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Great photos. An incredible escape from daily life in Chicago! Well done! I have fond memories of our tenth. A great way to celebrate a loving union. Clap emoticon
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Probably less expensive than Disney world.
Even at $1200+ per person for airfare?
We paid $650 a piece; part of why we finally went. It's a slog though. Stops in Miami and Quito or Guayaquil.
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Thank you for the very interesting pictures. Makes me regret I never tried to get there when I was young enough to make the trip.
Most of what we did was fairly accessable, and when it's bit (volcano hike) they let you know.
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Awesome thanks for the photos and the tips.....just one question any scooters?
It's lousy with scooters and small motorcycles. In fact that's almost all you see other than the white pickup trucks that serve as taxis.

No rentals. we asked.
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Thanks for the pictures! Looks very interesting. Cathy and I are headed there in May.
you'll love it.
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Great photos. An incredible escape from daily life in Chicago! Well done! I have fond memories of our tenth. A great way to celebrate a loving union. Clap emoticon
We both had an amazing time.
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Wow incredible! As a tortoise fanatic (or turtles as most people in the USA call them), I had always wanted to go to the Galapagos to see Lonesome George. I went on a UK tv quiz show ('The Chase') and got to the final. I told the host that if I won I would go to the Galapagos to see Lonesome George but I lost. And now Lonesome George is no more I would still love to go there one day though! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing experience
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Looks like an incredible trip!
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Awesome trip and i loved it there. You'll have some great memories of a very special place. Baltra was the only place that had an airport when i went there in the early 80's. Took a water taxi over to Santa Cruz. That cute sea lion looking innocent was probably part of the gang that took my 35mm camera into the water. Set it down on a rock to look at something and the next thing i see is my camera hitting the water with the sea lions playing with it. Luckily there was one store on the island and they had a Kodak disc camera. Also lucky i could get up close to the animals. Fun times. Back then it cost $500 ( one way) to fly to the Galapagos from Ecuador . They wanted to keep tourist numbers down. Loved my turtle stamp in my passport. The place i stayed at had a little lanai overlooking the water. Every morning a marine iguana would try and chew my flip flops. Laughing emoticon I went there around Christmas and i saw the skinniest Santa in Quito. Laughing emoticon Thanks for the pics. Brings back great memories. Not many tourists when i went there. Only places to stay were on Santa Cruz and their were only a few. I'd be shocked now to see what it looks like. I had to explain where it was and which country it belonged to. Times have changed Oh and my insurance agent thought that when i said the seals took my camera in the water, they were the navy seals. Laughing emoticon
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Wow, wow, wow!!

What a fantastic trip!!

Thanks for the pictures and happy anniversary!!
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;looks fantastic


one question though


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you go swimming in the same water on the same day you saw a shark attack a flipflop
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are you mad

you go swimming in the same water on the same day you saw a shark attack a flipflop
The flip flop was tossed in to look like a bird landing after the tour guide noticed the sharks. They normally don't bother humans, but even so it was a little scary.

Not nearly as scary as swimming next the the giant manta ray, which was by far the biggest thrill of the trip.
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Looks like an apic trip. 8)
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Thanks for the amazing pictures! Did you see the Sea Shepherd/police base?
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Probably less expensive than Disney world.
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We paid $650 a piece; part of why we finally went. It's a slog though. Stops in Miami and Quito or Guayaquil.
Wow, that's a great price. It's on my GF and my bucket list. Got her all revved up to get there!

Awesome pics
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Thank you. You have just added another item to my bucket list. Thanks for taking the time to post all of those great pictures.
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Can you post or pm details on how and who you booked this trip through? Sorry if you did already and I missed it.
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I booked directly through American Airlines. I'll double check the price, it was a while ago.
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What a great thread and photos.

It looks like a place I should really consider going to.

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