We spent our first day in Galápagos at Santa Cruz Island. We walked among the giant tortoises, learned the fascinating story of the Scalesia tree and start understanding the unique natural history about the archipelago.
Located deep in the Andes, Quito has the best preserved 16th and 17th century Spanish-style churches. The following hundreds of years saw the bloodshed and conquest that accompanied the clash of civilizations, as well as the culture exchange and symbiosis. It is in itself a very intriguing thing.
Quito is located at the foot of Pichincha Volcano. Overlook the city panorama at altitude of 13000 feet on the mountain, the variety of the city's landscape, just like its rich culture and history, is much beyond my expectations.
This is our first time doing dog sledding. It's such an exciting experience. Although the conditions are harsh, sled dog are enduring by nature. We hope that they are taken good care of by their mushers.
Although we didn't see many animals in the wildlife tour, within a few hours, we experienced the weather transformation from the dark fog and heavy snow to the brilliance when the snow stopped. The cruel winter is a great challenge to both animals and human being.