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Final Islands Post

Allow me to introduce a cultural icon from the Galapagos: Lonesome George Lonesome George was the last remaining Pinta Island Tortoise in existence.  The Galapagos Islands are famous for their wildlife; sporting a wide diversity of breath taking animals.  Best … Continue reading

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Christmas Island

Tis the season to be…. wait…. Christmas Island actually has nothing to do with reindeer or jolly large men leaving presents.  However, this Australian territory in the Indian Ocean has one of the most spectacular migrations anywhere in the world. … Continue reading

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From 1934 to 1963 Alcatraz Island had one of the hardest to escape prisons in the world.  This prison was home to some of the greatest criminal masterminds so despite the tight security the prison had there were many escape attempts.  … Continue reading

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Hippolyte’s Island was an interesting book. I enjoyed the way the author made the book multifaceted, using different methods of telling the story throughout the sections. The authors choice to begin telling the story told from Hippolyte’s point of view … Continue reading

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Falkland Islands

Located in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf is a an archipelago that has caused a lot of controversy.  Welcome to the Falkland Islands, which have been claimed by France, Britain, Spain and Argentina in its brief 500 year history. However, the biggest … Continue reading

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Interesting Animals of the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago found in the Pacific Ocean roughly 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador.  These islands are known as one of the ideal travel destinations for wildlife enthusiasts due to the diverse animal and plant … Continue reading

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