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From Berlanga to Buccaneers – The Fascinating History of the Galapagos Islands

Posted on: October 9, 2019

On the 10th March 1535, Fray Tomas De Berlanga, the Dominican Friar, first set foot on the Galapagos Islands. He was heading from Panama to Peru when his ship was taken off course by currents. He became the discoverer of this intriguing group of islands and history was made.  He wrote of the ‘land of giant tortoises and inhospitable terrain’. Despite his observations on his visit, the islands began to attract many visitors. Image Credit…

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