Our adventure has come to its end. Tomorrow we will wake up early to catch our flight back to Sweden again. We spent our last days and weekend doing all the things on Santa Cruz we still had left, we went to Las Grietas (a fresh/salt water pool between two cliffs), to the magic swing and the island Pinzón for some good snorkeling.
Even though we have done so much things there’s still a whole lot more to see but nevertheless I can say that we did our best to experience as much as possible. We have been on 5 islands in total, seen almost all of the major animals, learned how to dance salsa by the locals, met so much people from all over the world, tried so much new food/drinks and of course, gained a lot of experience and knowledge within the veterinarian profession. We are so grateful towards Darwin Animal Doctors for the opportunity of learning about animal healthcare abroad and towards our school Spånga Gymnasium for financing the whole trip. This would not have been possible without you both!
Through this 5 weeks we have learned so much about medicine but aside from that also the fact that it’s not always necessary with all the fancy equipment, you can do a great deal with the limited materials you got. Through the volunteers who has been working at the clinic we have also learned that it is never impossible or to late to travel around the world, doesn’t matter what age you are or how much experience and money you have. I strongly encourage everybody to find their own memories throughout the world. I know I will.
We took a day of from DAD so we could stay 2 nights at Isabela instead of one, which was a good move because there were so much things we didn’t have time to do!
We were a little bit confused when we arrived because our plan was to see the flamingo lagoon and then rent some bikes to Wall of tears but after stumbling around for awhile without finding the lagoon we went on to the bikes. Depart from the strong sun, I really enjoyed the ride. Bella didn’t enjoy it as much. While she’s a fan of the beachlife I’m more for the hiking.
In the evening we went to Beach Bar, an outdoor bar beside the water were you can chill in hammocks while sipping on drinks, bury your feet in the sand or if you’re sober enough, walk on the line. We met a girl there with a bunch of other people who took us to a well hidden “nightclub” (more like a bar with dancing people), were we learned how to salsa.
The partying might have gotten a little bit over my head. The next day I woke feeling ill and my stomach was a mess. Even so, I went on the trip to Los Tunnéles anyway, I just couldn’t miss it. My stomach was jumping along with the boat and their only toilet was a small privy without a real lock on the door. You have to do what you have to do. Beside my cramping belly the trip was really good. We were snorkeling above a reef area where we saw white tipped sharks, a verity of fishes and sea turtles (among other thing), we even got to see blue boobies after going ashore.
The last day we went to another turtle conservation center and we finally found the flamingo lagoon! I could sleep for weeks after this weekend but it’s all back to business now. Just 2 weeks left before we are going home again, can’t stress it enough.
This week we decided to take a boat ride to San Cristobal, one of Galapagos major islands where you can find a lot of sea lions. We went on a trail called Tijeretas which leads you to a beach where you can snorkel and to a viewpoint. It was so cool to snorkel around the small reef and we even saw a sea turtle! You really get surprised how big they are.
We slept at Hostal de Laura and took a taxi to a volcano the next day. We didn’t have so much time because we had to catch our boat home so therefore we got kind of nervous when we realized that we had to climb all the way up to see the lagoon we were looking for. It was done in no time though. Afterwards we continued to Galapaguera Center where they breed turtles for their survival. The species are endemic and important for the island. The heat makes it more exhausting than it should be but it was worth it (even if the nightlife there could improve).
So we are on our second week of five at Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos. Even though we are working at Darwin Animal Doctors 7.5 h per day we still find the time to look around the island and find all kinds of amazing animals. On the weekends we will travel around to different islands, we have already planned going to Isabela, San Cristobal, North Seymour and Pinzon, so we’re hoping to get a new video up every week.
The wifi here is far from the best, though. We tried to upload this one on Sunday evening by going to a restaurant and borrow their internet but even though we sat there an hour we only got it to 5%. Therefore, the next day we went to a new opened coffee shop were we thought they would have better internet connection.12%… Eventually we just had to give up and use our own wifi which meant we could only upload it at night because it would swallow the internet for everyone here at the clinic. Two nights later we finally succeed!
So take it with a pinch of salt, we had to edit it with Windows Movie Maker and improvise an ending. We promise to improve in the next one!
Obs! We may change our channel name
I LOVE the sound of the piano and to top it with a cello makes it even better. Therefor I can’t let these guys go unattended! The way they remake songs, combining and presenting makes me love them. There are many good covers and videos but I think this is the most interesting one.
The way they got an idea to combine the song “Don’t you worry child” of Swedish House Maffia with an indian-style preformed by Shweta Subram makes it stick out from everything else. The work and effort they put into getting good videos is amazing. They pulled togheter a working team to drag a big piano out in the dessert to put even more charisma into the music and also took alot of remakes during the burning sunshine. The music itself is lively, creative and the hindi lyrics that in fact contains some hindi prayers creates a different kind of connotation.
Please take time to check out some more of their music on Youtube, Spotify or their webbsite http://thepianoguys.com where you also can find out more behind the scenes.
Okej, så hur awesome är vi inte? 😀
Denna vackra dans skapade vi på idrottslektionen i skolan! Direkt A på vår vackra performance, såklart!
Det tog ett tag att tänka ut danssteg och vi fick redigera om ett antal gånger för att alla skulle kunna hänga med och få det synkat men i slutändan var det värt det.
Stort tack till mina meddansare: Johanna, Rebecka, Isabella, Isabelle & Malin! Jag hade jätteroligt och jag är så stolta över oss! ^^